Don’s Expert Answers: Half plant is sick, the other half looks well.

Question From:
Cheryl Brockwell in Hughesdale, Hughesdale Victoria

Nature of problem:
Half plant is sick, the other half looks well.

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
It looks burnt in one part and glossy and healthy on another

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
sandy loam

How often do you water the plant:
Natural rainfal in winter, weekly or daily in hot and windy weather

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
over 6

How long since you planted it:
4 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Seasol, worm casting, charlie carp

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:
potash, mulch,mixture of manures

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Other Comments:

Hi Cheryl, I don’t know what your problem is. It could be root burn if you applied potash without watering it in really well. About all that I could say is prune off the dead bits and water it really well….and wait to see what happens. Don