What is wrong with my bay tree?
Does anyone have an idea what is wrong with this potted bay tree?
The leaves, mainly around the bottom are brown, with the unique pattern spreading out towards the tip which is really brown and crispy.
Research says too much water/too little water could be an issue, too much sun/too much shade... I don't know what's true!
It is potted, and was potted with high quality compost. There was a small bit of plant food added when it was potted on top. I used to water myself in the summer but during the cold months have been concerned about overwatering so have generally let the rain do it. There is a membrane on top of the soil, lined with pebbles to stop the soil drying out in the summer. With the amount of rain we're getting it seems to be getting enough water and if anything I am concerned I would be overwatering it.
Does anyone know what the issue is likely to be?