June 30, 2021 at 1:51 pm ReplywakerzPrivate messageGreenhorn
Really hope someone can help
I have a beautiful Salix planted in the ground. Been there for around 5 years without any issues, however last year I notice some of the flowers and leaves turned brown and started to die. Didn’t think too much of it but this year they didn’t grow back where it’d died off, however the rest fully bloomed. Now even more of the tree has started to die off. In actual fact about half now. I’m not sure why as I’ve never changed the watering habits or anything that could potentially start this reaction.
please help!!!July 7, 2021 at 9:51 am Replyluis_prPrivate messageExpert gardener
Salix plants can be notoriously thirsty and prefer soil that is as evenly moist -not soggy!- as you can make it. To tell when to water, insert a finger into the soil and water if it feels dry. In warm climates, the white rocks may absorb too much heat and release it at night. In the summer, increase the amount of water and then revert to spring watering levels once temperatures recede in the fall. Windy locations may help the soil dry quickly so, test the soil with a finger in order to determine when to water (as opposed to watering on a schedule).
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