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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Soak it muma in a bucket the rootball is more than likely dry. These plants in the shops now are a pain, all raised either abroad or in heated, lit,greenhouses. I'd get a bigger pot as well something half an inch to an inch bigger and look to repot it with plenty of grit.

  • mumamuma Posts: 8

    hello, dave / Verdun,

    thank you so much I have done just that I went a brought a bigger terra pot and soak the ball, loosen the roots then repoted and placed by the lounge window and she looks like that's where she likes to be, mm only problem will she droop again when I take her outside or should  do that now?


    thank you

  • AmyB.AmyB. Posts: 8

    Morning Forumites,

    Similar vein on the above, but slightly different ...

    Last year I plants a row of lavenders in my front garden. Some of these plants were established plants from another garden, but these are interspersed with new, small plants from local garden center.

    The old established plants are all fine and all have flowers coming through now.

    One of the new plants though has one section that is wilting and yellowing. It's been this yellow for a while, and doesn't seem to be getting worse, but it's not very nice to look at!

    Just wondering what i should do - will this rectify itself? 

    This yellowing area is all coming from the main branch off the main stem, o shall i just remove that branch?

    A couple of the other new plants are also wilting in areas, but not to this extent ... help?

  • AmyB.AmyB. Posts: 8



  • Mike97Mike97 Posts: 1

    Help.  On a similar theme we have had some Lavender plants that were brought from a supermarket in pots.  They came on great  with lots of stems and loads of buds.  However when we planted them into reasonable soil they have started to turn yellow and it seems that they are waterlogged and maybe dying.

    Is there anything that we can do to try and save the plants or have they gone.  

  • Lisa129Lisa129 Posts: 2


    Good afternoon everyone,

    4 days ago I got some lavender from the garden centre and I planted it straight away. I watered it well when I planted and then left it. Its in full sun as the instruction said but it's wilting. Trying to save it I found this chat so wondered if you could help me. What do I do? I don't think it's beyond saving so have taken it out and put it back in the original pot just incase it's down to soil...any advice would be great. Have attached a pic...

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    Was the compost damp when you planted it?  If it wasn't moist enough when it went  in the ground, it won't take up the water you've given it. There's quite a lot of top growth there for the roots to initially support. It's also important to check that the roots are teased out enough that they can get into the surrounding soil. Plants can easily get pot bound, especially if they're a bit dry, or have been in the same pot for a long time.

    The best solution, as you've taken it back out the ground, is to thoroughly soak the plant in a bucket until it's thoroughly dampened. Don't put it in full sun for now and wait till it's perked up again. Water really well (a good can full) after replanting and do that again every few days until it shows signs of growth, or you get decent rainfall. Although they like sun and good  drainage, they still need to be well watered until properly established.  image

    Last edited: 16 June 2017 18:18:10

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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