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Lichen looking plant

I have a large planterr with Heathers and a miniture rhododendron.

I have patches of this dotted around the soil.

Any ideas

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My evergreen rhododendron is also in a bad way. To me (very inexperienced) It looks to be dying.

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Any help would be great.

Thanks
Neil

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,241

    The first picture is of liverwort - you'll find info and suggested courses of acction here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=412 .

    You're right, the rhodo does look to be in a bad way indeed.  How long has it been there?  Can you give us any more information about it? 

     

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  • Ne1lNe1l Posts: 28

    Hi again

     

    Thanks, that looks the one. The container was planted a couple of months ago. I may have been over watering it. Its the size of a bath tub and has the rhododendron, 3 small heather and an azalea. The rhodo floured a month ago and new greenery was appearing, now it looks prerry bad image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,241

    Have you been watering it with tap water?  image

    Rhododendrons need ericaceous compost and rain water as the lime in most garden soil/compost and most tap water will kill them.  How's the azalea - they usually like the same conditions. 

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=529

     

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  • Ne1lNe1l Posts: 28

    Live in Scotland so its had a fair amount of rain water. However, I have also been using tap water. image

    The azalea looks not bad.

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     Thanks again

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,241

    Azalea looks as if it's going brown too image  is it in ericaceous compost?

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  • Ne1lNe1l Posts: 28

    Yes, it's the same compost. How can I stop thiIs catolgue of disaster.

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    On closer inspection the browning on the azalea was old flowers

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