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Why is my Phormium dying ?

Last post 05-05-2009 8:14 AM by biba. 3 replies.

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  • 03/05/2009 06:59 PM
    • sparkydog
    • sheffield
    • 03 May 2009
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    Hi everyone, i have a question about my phormium -"bronze baby"

    I planted two of these quite close together to get max impact, up quite close to my house in my south facing front garden.

    They have been in about three years now and have been fine and coming on quite nicley but recently  ive noticed one

    has died and the other one looks like its going the same way.

     The one thats still alive as a little mildew on it,could this be killing it or are they prone to other diseases.? 

    I have a phormium tenax  "yellow wave"  about eight feet away from the house and this is fine but i dont want this one to 

    die too . any ideas on what might be killing them please?

  • 04/05/2009 09:11 AM
    • Phot's-Moll
    • The sunny South coast.
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     Are they too dry? Plants right against a house often don't get enough water.

    http://patsysplot.blogspot.co.uk/
  • 04/05/2009 11:28 AM
    • sparkydog
    • sheffield
    • 03 May 2009
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     Hi thanks for the reply ,

    i suppose they could be a little dry being up against the house but ive tried to keep them watered and being on the edge of the peak district we do get a lot of rain.

    Also i live on a high ridge so we get very strong winds and wondered if this might have contributed.

  • 05/05/2009 08:14 AM
    • biba
    • bath
    • 05 May 2009
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    my phormium are pretty ill too. our gardener puts this down to the cold weather that we had. what do you think?