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Bay leaves turning brown

Hi, i bought a large bay bush a couple of months ago and put it in a pot in my garden.

having increased the pot size twice as the wind kept knocking it over, it now remains upright in the harshest winds and has grown!

Now about a week or so ago i noticed that some of the leaves are going brown, mostly the ones nearest the house.

Any idea whats causing this?

I'm assuming it might be something to do with lack of sun or all the rain we've been having recently?

Any suggestions? 

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    That looks like new young leaves to me.  Don't know about the colour, could be a lack of light at the back of the bush causing the difference between those at the front.  Maybe try turning the pot from time to time.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365

    Yes, healthy new leaves ... they'll turn green with time image

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I'd have a bush of that size in a bigger pot as well, if you can't plant it in the ground.  I know you've already potted it on, but it still looks "top heavy" for that pot.

  • ian thenutian thenut Posts: 52

    I agree. I've put it in a bigger pot than the one it was in when I bought it. I didnt expect it to grow as much as it did. I thought if wait till the colder months to change pots?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365

    What sort of compost have you got it in ... I use John Innes No 3 soil based compost, and horticultural grit in a ratio of approx 3:1...... apart from being much better than multi-purpose compost for long term plantings, it provides more weight and stops mine from being blown over image

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Now's the time to pot it on and give the roots more room, while it's actively growing.  If you wait til winter it will be sitting in cold wet compost.

    Agree with Dove for a soil based mix.

  • ian thenutian thenut Posts: 52

    All ive got in the shed is John Innes multi-purpose compost and JI3 mature plants compost. Wil that suffice?

    Ok, if repotting now wont cause it any issues ill crack on with that.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365

    JI 3 i mature plants compost will be fine if it's the soil-based one   ... if you have no grit to add just put a goodly amount of crocks in the bottom to facilitate really good drainage, and raise the pot on pot feet or three half bricks to make sure the drainage hole in the bottom doesn't get blocked.  

    It's fine to do it now image

    Last edited: 08 June 2017 12:49:52

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