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Cherrysparkle
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Salvia Reply with quote

I decided to try growing lavender and Salvia together, and while the lavender is flying the salvia seems to be suicidal. The leaves of the plants have turned brown and brittle (they literallly snap off or crumble if touched - they're brown at the edges, and have some white spots) and I was wondering if anyone has any reasons as to why this is happening? I took two of the plants out and re-potted them, and left two in to see how they'd progress - then I sprayed them all with a baking powder solution in case of fungus.

The plants were spaced well apart, in a very sunny area and I didn't overwater them, so I am clueless as to what's going on. Could it be that I just bought crap plants (confession: they were very cheap ...).

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont know off hand but the Ideal conditions for growing salvia are are full sun, good drainage, a soil pH of 5 to 8, and moderate fertility. what variety you got.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Salvia Nemorosa Ostfriesland. I must check the pH of my soil (or should have checked before I planted). The patch I've planted on was a Dandelion jungle, so I just assumed that other stuff would grow well there too Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes I have this also it looks sad this time of year but will improve in the next couple of weeks, It only lasts a couple of years and can be propogated by division, remove spent flowers as you dont want it making seed also watch out for slugs and snails
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Greengage, I'll wait and see how it fares - and will try to stop being such an impatient gardener...
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