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What's wrong with my Hebe

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BuddingGardener Wed 13-Jun-18 06:22:19

Hi I'm looking for advice on my Hebe the leaves at the bottom of it have turned brown and fallen off but there is some new growth at the base. Some of the top leaves have black spots on them.

JT05 Wed 13-Jun-18 08:50:29

It hebe black spot, a fungus due to being wet. Prune the affected leave, stems and then remove all the debris on the soil. If possible remove from the pot and replace the compost.
Hebes don’t like too much attention and are perfectly happy drying out between watering and not much feeding.
A general all purpose fungus control spray could be used, if you feel ok about it.

userxx Wed 13-Jun-18 13:20:34

So hebes don't need much watering then?

JT05 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:02:16

No, the leaves are quite fleshy and retain moisture.

BuddingGardener Wed 13-Jun-18 17:20:41

Thanks I think ive been over watering it smile

elephantoverthehill Wed 13-Jun-18 17:30:57

Maybe it's got the 'heebee jeebees'. Sorry that was very immature of me. grin. I second the over watering theory.

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