What is the best plant food for my Hebe in red clay soil

What type of plant food do I need for this? I have been using liquid fertilisers until now.


21 November 2012 09:56 AM

Hi Colin,

There could be a number of reasons why the leaves on your hebe are turning yellow. Plants do go into shock when they have been taken out of a pot and transplanted into a new location. Applying a product such as a seaweed solution or Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It's a organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. You might also like to check the pH of your soil. It could be that your plant has been used to growing in soil with a suitable pH and now that it has been transplanted,the pH could be quite different. You would want the pH of the soil to be between 6-7. Drainage can also be a problem with clay soils. Be careful not to plant the plant too deeply if you suspect the soil is not going to drain well. At this stage, don't fertilise the plant. If the hebe is in a suitable position, use the seaweed solution on a regular basis to improve its health. When it has settled in suitably, then use a fertiliser Dynamic Lifter

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