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My soil is clay so I'm wondering if it's that or too much water? I planted them both in May and they've never really thrived, to be honest. Any help is appreciated - I would love to grow this plant in my garden if possible.

What has happened to my choisyas?

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  • Posted: Thu. 12th September 2013 15:04

Re: What has happened to my choisyas?

Reply from C

The RHS website says they need good drainage and full sun. Did you dig any grit into the soil before planting?

  • Posted: Thu. 12th September 2013 15:35

Re: What has happened to my choisyas?

Reply from Angie Robertson

I would say too much water. Lost one to flooding last year and it looked exactly like yours did.

  • Posted: Thu. 12th September 2013 17:12

Re: What has happened to my choisyas?

Reply from Emma

Thank you for your replies- it gets full sun but the ground is always moist in this area (bottom of a sloping garden) I haven't dug any grit in- would this help with drainage? A few other plants have suffered too so would like to get the soil right before we plant any more (I don't have a clue about gardening if it isn't obvious! I've never had a garden before and just plant and hope for the best!)

  • Posted: Thu. 12th September 2013 18:33

Re: Re: What has happened to my choisyas?

Reply from Angie Robertson

Often sorting out drainage can end up being a very expensive affair. My advice to you would be to select plants that are going to grow in the conditions you are offering.
I've lost count the amount of plants I've lost trying to get them to grow where they just don't want too. You are just throwing your money away. There are so many plants that will thrive in the conditions you are offering - do an advanced search here on Shoot and see what turns up.
Angie

  • Posted: Sat. 14th September 2013 18:05