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I picked up a dianthus in the sin bin yesterday, started to give it a bit of a 'chop', and noticed this at the base. I think the spheres are the slow release fertiliser, but the 'fuzzy bits' with the white specks? Can anyone tell me if I need to worry about it/treat it? 

Thanks!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,374

    Yes, I think those are fertilizer pellets - looks to me as if someone's been a bit over generous with them for a pot that size - I'd remove half.

    The fuzzy white bits are mould or fungus that is breaking down the old leaves - just remove the dead brown leaves.  It'll be fine.  Don't overwater.  

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  • Thanks Dove! That was the answer I was hoping for image I was a bit worried I'd end up putting it in the flower bed and spreading something nasty throughout the rest of the plants. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,374

    Don't think there's any danger of that image

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