Penny Higgins in Langwarrin, Melbourne Victoria
Nature of problem:
I have six bottle brush plants planted in a brand new garden one year ago. All have flowered, some have been relocated but seem ok. One of the original plants, that hasn’t been moved, is losing a lot of leaves and has dead looking branches left after flowering.
Type of Plant (if known):
A pink/red bottle brush shrub/tree
Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
See nature of problem
Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
was clay and rocks, now good quality top soil.
How often do you water the plant:
haven’t lately, it has rained a lot.
How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
How long since you planted it:
Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Yes, with dynamic lifter and blood and bone
Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
In the ground
What other treatments have you given the plant:
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I would be grateful for your advice. Everything else in the new garden is flourishing, would be sorry to lose these bottle brush shrubs now.
Hi Penny, There is nothing in your email that accounts for your problem. So perhaps just buy a new one.