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I have several gardenias in pots in Melbourne where the weather has turned cold. On each plant about 1/2 the leaves have turned brown. They are not falling off the bush though. What is the resin for this? They really look unsightly.

Submitted: 11:54AM, 12 Jul 2014
Answer: Hi Mandy,

Gardenias prefer free draining warm soils and in the middle of winter when it is cold, they tend to look a little poorly. Check the soil to make sure it is not too wet and if need be, move your pots to a nice warm, protected position in your garden. Don’t allow your pot to sit in a saucer of water and check to see that the draining holes are not blocked. You can remove those leaves that look unsightly and when the spring arrives, start applying Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit fertiliser to encourage some new growth.

Answered: 01:04PM, 15 Jul 2014


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