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I bought a Daphne odora in flower early this year, the one with golden leaf margins. It's now quite large in a very large pot but the whole plant is becoming paler, losing the gold margin and some of the leaves are yellowing quite badly.
I feed it once a fortnight with Growmore but I'm obviously doing something wrong. Any ideas would be gratefully received.



Try epsom salts.

21 Jul, 2012


Could be badly pot-bound. If so, the feed and water won't be doing any good. Isn't feeding every two weeks a bit too much anyway, if the daphne is in suitable compost I wouldn't expect to feed it at all.

21 Jul, 2012


I haven't fed my Daphne much and its doing very well in a pot.

22 Jul, 2012


Thanks a lot. I don't think it's pot bound as it only got potted on into the large pot this spring. I used multi-purpose compost with a handful of bonemeal. I will stop feeding and try the Epsom salts tip, thank you Pimpernel, I'll try and fnd out how to apply and how much.
Wish I could plant it into the ground but haven't got any!
Very helpful, everyone and thanks again!

22 Jul, 2012

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