Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Beginner Gardening Questions: Baby Conifer going brown

Communities > Forums > Beginner Gardening Questions
bookmark
Forum: Beginner Gardening QuestionsReplies: 1, Views: 29
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Aussieinlondon
London
United Kingdom

October 19, 2013
3:32 AM

Post #9689327

Hi

Please help, I planted these baby conifers and was planning to move them later down the track when they get bigger

They all seem to be ok but one of them which is getting brown in parts.

Theyve been planted for about 3 weeks now in a mix of clay soil and compost. I watered them initially when i out them in but have stopped as its been raining everyday.

I felt the soil about 20 cm down and it feels cool and damp..not wet.

Should i be watering them more maybe? I didnt notice any aphids but did see a ladybird on one of them.

Pleade give me any advice..dont want my baby conifer to die.

Thanks

Thumbnail by Aussieinlondon   Thumbnail by Aussieinlondon
Click an image for an enlarged view.

Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 19, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9689376

I think there is something going on there, not just a watering problem.

Look at the base of each brown twig. Is there any sort of bug, or a hole where a bug could have entered or exited the plant?

There are insects called borers or girdlers that will eat the plant just under the bark. Right where the maximum flow of water and nutrients goes up and down through the plant. When that flow is interrupted the plant dies from that point out. This sort of damage is called flagging.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Beginner Gardening Questions Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Cyclanthus bipartitus 'Gigant' bepah 3 Jun 11, 2010 9:05 AM
Welcome to the Beginner Gardening Questions forum! dave 53 Jun 18, 2013 4:28 PM
canna rhizomes help Allison_FL 20 Jan 16, 2013 6:55 PM
Where to locate my garden - light issues Martell 18 Apr 19, 2010 2:17 PM
Baby Oak Tree Seedtosser1 13 Jun 4, 2009 5:13 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America