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by pots a plenty on July 09, 2005 07:35 AM
Hello, this is my first message. I have just cut back a spirea,(pink blooming bush type),to about 12 inches off of the ground. The leaves started turning brown from the outside and eventually most of the plant was brown and crisp. This seemed to happen overnight. After I started cutting I noticed that the next spirea is getting the same problem. I did not cut it at all yet. I have a very small yard, so every plant counts, and these plants are in my front yard. Do I need to dig up this plant? What is the problem? Help!!! I do not have a problem getting rid of something. If that's what y'all think I need to do.
by weezie13 on July 09, 2005 08:31 AM
Pots a Plenty,
Can you tell us a little more about the plants
and thier growing conditions???

Like,
How old are the plants?
What kind of sun light do they get?
How much water, and what time of day do you water?
What kind of soil are they planted in?
Why were you cutting back the first one in the
first place, just outta curiousity?
Have you fertilized them, if so, what kind of fert?

And that should help steer us in a little
more fine~tuned way...

Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum by the way...
We're glad you found us???

P.S. Just so you know, I'm also going to move your post into the FLOWERS AND PLANTS SECTION,
I'm sure you'll get more replies into there...

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by pots a plenty on July 09, 2005 09:46 AM
Okay, now on to fine tuning my problem. The plants are six years old, get full sun, our soil is mostly clay, but I have ammended it. The plants were fertilized with a general fertilizer in the spring (March). I water them early in the morning three times a week. They never look wilted. I started cutting back the first one because 2/3 of the plant had died out.
Thanks.
pots a plenty

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