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Jasmine leaves curling up

wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

This is a red jasmine and I've noticed the some of the leaves are looking a bit damaged and curling up....what could be causing this? Is it alright? There were no insects inside the curls. It hasn't flowered yet, it was just small when I got it.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Anyone? lol

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thank you Hazel, I will go and have a look immediately after work. thank you so much.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thanks for the tip - I checked this today and indeed there was some white sticky stuff inside the curled leaves!! I cut them off. Didn't see the grub..

    When I potted up this jasmine (it's a red one jasmine beesanium), I used the wrong sand in the mixture - I put in builder's sand from the back of the garden because at that point someone told me use sand when potting and it was before I found out you have to use horticultural or silver sand. I wondered if my using this wrong coarse sand is causing problems to the plant? It seems fine though other than this curling issue....

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Hmmm what are they? I have no idea!! I just hope they go away. We can keep eachother updated!

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I've checked on my beesanium this morning and I have the same curled leaves and white stuff. Little caterpillars inside mine, I've had them everywhere this year image

    Have been squishing them off most things and removing damaged leaves. I've no idea what insect babies they are but I hate them.

    My jasmine beesanium is tough as old boots and hardy up here in Manchester, it grows halfway up the house wall on a north/west facing trellis. I chop it back hard with long handled shears every year and it still bounces back.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thanks for the info about your jasmine beesanium kitty. I hope mine grows as tall as yours.

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