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By Titchy

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

My pittosporum is suddenly looking bedragelt, it is flowering, but has lost a lot of leaves recently, what should I feed it with, last year I used tomatoe food, and it seems to have enjoyed that. I have used it up and as I dont grow any Toms this year, should I get something else which I can use on other plants. Thanks in advance




First, this poor plant is far too big for the pot its in - please either plant out in the garden, or give it a much larger pot, making sure you tease the roots out from the inevitable, tight packed coil I suspect you'll find inside. Second, shear it over a bit after the flowers are done, or when you repot. As for feeding, Miracle Gro general purpose - tomato food not an appropriate feed for a foliage plant like this.

6 May, 2010


Thank you Bamboo very much, that is great advice. Will to exactly as you suggest. Will have to wait until my son comes down as I could never do this myself. The whole thing weighs more than I do.

6 May, 2010

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