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Could anyone tell me what is going on with my lavender plant? I have several in a planters that line the front of my house and they have been so happy and beautiful. A couple of them started getting yellowing leaves, kind of lighter spots on the leaves as well, mostly towards the center of the plant. The branches are also leaning to leave a void in the center of the plant on the tow plants that are having trouble. The other four plants have a little bit of the spotting on the leaves when looking closely, but still look good. I’m new to gardening so any help would be great!
 

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Could anyone tell me what is going on with my lavender plant? I have several in a planters that line the front of my house and they have been so happy and beautiful. A couple of them started getting yellowing leaves, kind of lighter spots on the leaves as well, mostly towards the center of the plant. The branches are also leaning to leave a void in the center of the plant on the tow plants that are having trouble. The other four plants have a little bit of the spotting on the leaves when looking closely, but still look good. I’m new to gardening so any help would be great!
Lavendar is just about impossible to kill but it can be done. Mine was killed by too much water too often from never ending rain. Perhaps you were in the same situation a few months ago?
 
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Lavendar is just about impossible to kill but it can be done. Mine was killed by too much water too often from never ending rain. Perhaps you were in the same situation a few months ago?
Yes! We had a huge amount of late rain come through a couple months ago. I’m thinking the built in planters I have just didn’t have enough drainage when that happened. Then when they started turning, I assume I wasn’t watering them enough and probably really did them in by overwatering! Thank you for the information, that does make sense.
 
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They like free draining soil, have they got grit in the compost?
When I put them in, I did a mix with cactus soil...I had read somewhere to do that, but I didn’t actually put any sand or gravel in. All of my plants look awful and I decided to pull them out and try again while I have easy access to new plants this time of year. Do you have any recommendations as to how to prepare the soil this time so that they will have better drainage?
 
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Another thing that may have hurt the plants is several weeks ago, I used an outdoor Windex window cleaning product (the kind that attaches to the hose to spray on) on the windows directly above these planters, but I tried to spray off as much run off as I could so it wouldn’t get too much on the plants. I’m wondering if this may have also caused issues?
 
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