Hebe

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    Hi everyone , could I please have some help on a Hebe Albicans that I have just bought from a garden centre . The owner said it has been in the pot for a year and needs to be in the ground where I am going to plant it . Some of the leaves are yellow , can you advice on the best food to add when I plant it , many thanks Dave
     

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    Hebe is very versatile and does well in pots, so if you don't have anywhere to plant it in the ground then you could consider a container. Aim for full sun, but they're not too fussy. It may be that it is losing leaves due to the harsh weather we've had recently, or maybe it wasn't getting enough light at the garden centre, hard to say. Organic compost should have all the nutrients it needs (y)
     
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    Thanks for your reply Becky , I've put organic compost like you suggest and hoping it will now romp on . Cheers Dave
     
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    David, did you pull it out of the pot to see what the roots look like? If it is an older plant, it may be rootbound to the point there is no soil left. If that is the case you can water all day and still have the plant starve to death.
     
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    Hi Silentrunning , what you describe is what it did look like , will the plant recover . Many thanks
     
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    It should recover with some new soil. Just don’t over water. To be on the safe side I would take 3 of the best looking branches and try rooting them. This way if the mother plant doesn’t make it you may get an offspring.
     
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    Very much appreciated , will try my best to look after it
     
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