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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: goldcrest losing colour Reply with quote

I planted two goldcrest conifers in containers and now they seem to be losing colour in places?At first I thought it was because I planted one in limey compost but i replanted it in ericaceous compost. But now both, even the one in right compost from day one show signs of colour loss
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goldcrest often loose colour if not planted in good sunlight, turning limey green rather than yellow.
Of course drying out in a container can cause them to turn that other colour ........brown.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
Goldcrest often loose colour if not planted in good sunlight, turning limey green rather than yellow.
Of course drying out in a container can cause them to turn that other colour ........brown.
yes it is a brownish but the container is not drying out. it is well watered?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you know that conifers take much longer to show signs of than say for instance deciduous plants.
The browning that you see today could be from a drought period 2 to 3 weeks ago.
Whereas as with other plants you will notice wilting of leaves within an hour to a day.
Any possibility it dried out in its place of purchase.
One other thing to note is that goldcrest and most conifers can suffer from wind dessication............ Link Wind burn, Wind Damage, Leaf Desiccation and Your Plants.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
Just to let you know that conifers take much longer to show signs of than say for instance deciduous (sheds and renews leaves annually) plants.
The browning that you see today could be from a drought period 2 to 3 weeks ago.
Whereas as with other plants you will notice wilting of leaves within an hour to a day.
Any possibility it dried out in its place of purchase.
One other thing to note is that goldcrest and most conifers can suffer from wind dessication............ Link Wind burn, Wind Damage, Leaf Desiccation and Your Plants.
Thanks they are only planted about amonth and were in good condition when bought. I put some miracle grow feed in water.But I also put some sloe release fertiliser when planting. would that cause it? Too much fertiliser? Will they go all brown and die?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone say for definite if the goldgrest should be in ericaceous compost or not. Read yes on web but local garden centre says no
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can anyone say for definite if the goldgrest should be in ericaceous compost or not. Read yes on web but local garden centre says no


Goldcrest does not require acid conditions to grow in Ireland.
Although planting in ericaceous compost should not harm it.
You will seldom be able to buy limey compost in gardencentres anyway, with most being neutral to acid in scale.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
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Can anyone say for definite if the goldgrest should be in ericaceous compost or not. Read yes on web but local garden centre says no


Goldcrest does not require acid conditions to grow in Ireland.
Although planting in ericaceous compost should not harm it.
You will seldom be able to buy limey compost in gardencentres anyway, with most being neutral to acid in scale.
some sites say it is not fussy re ph scale
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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some sites say it is not fussy re ph scale


This one included.

Maybe post up a pic of the two goldcrest banner, and we can have a look for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok here is a pic. The other one is similarly affected. I know it is only a small bit just concerned if it will all go brown and die


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I bought a goldcrerst in tescos for 15 cents I think.
When I got it, it was green and prickly to the touch.
Now, it's like this



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conifers that are allowed to dry out to the extreme that they die do not go brown overnight like say a deciduous shrub or annual bedding plant do.
A lot of supermarket bought conifers are slow ticking timebombs, in the sense that you may be purchasing something that was mistreated two or so weeks before you bought it.
For that reason I would avoid buying conifers in the likes of tesco.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's Bob.
So, that's for the dustbin, I assume.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustbin it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's James, and apologies for calling you, Bob. Smile
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