logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Sarah N., Grete, stephy2014, tantghar, Fran0219
57685 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,683 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,044 Topics
818,053 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 702
Nancy Roussy 427
Sheryl T 324
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 140
Mona - Astronomy 130
Jana - Creativity Editor 117
Deanna - New Age 65
Susan - Meditation Editor 63
Lestie4containergardens 39
Encore DT 38
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#794260 - 11/26/12 05:05 PM Rosemary Bush Turning Brown - Help!
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 21110
We have a gorgeous big rosemary bush in a container that we've had for a few years now. Here is how it looked just a little while ago.



Every morning I would run my hands through it before doing yoga, and adored the aroma.

Suddenly it has gone brown. I have no idea why.



Any thoughts on how to rescue it? There are a few green parts left -



But clearly not much!
_________________________
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Top
#794937 - 12/02/12 02:18 PM Re: Rosemary Bush Turning Brown - Help! [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Bettina-Dogs/Herbs Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 235
It looks as though it has either died from being too dry or any sudden climate changes could have done this.

If that isn't the case, it could have caught a disease and it's slowly withering away from the roots up.
_________________________
Bettina Thomas-Smith, Herbs Editor
Herbs Website
Dogs Website
Dogs Forum
My Website


Top
#794952 - 12/02/12 05:33 PM Re: Rosemary Bush Turning Brown - Help! [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Lestie - ContainerGardens Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1028
Loc: Johannesburg South Africa
Hello Lisa,

It is most likely that your plant died from no water reaching the roots. Very often we do not give a plant enough water generally because we do not want to overwater, so we water,and when the surface is moist and the plant looks watered, what we have given has not reached the roots.

The darn it of it all is that rosemary just suddenly goes brown (it doesn't wilt like other plants might). Is this what happened with your plant?

I am not sure that you can rescue anything but try by snapping off all the dry bits ... they will snap easily and when you get to a piece that doesn't snap, leave it and snap on as it were.

It will obviously be a very odd shape, but no matter. Then soak the pot in water, (though yours looks too big to do this) so add water cup by cup until the saucer is full of water. Leave the plant with the wet saucer for a morning or so - it will draw up the water it needs. Then empty the water and see what you see.

Keep watering every second day or so, enough to ensure the roots are getting a fair share. DO NOT FEED until you see new growth, and only then use a little liquid fertiliser.

Trim the top after you see the new growth and cross your fingers! Rosemary is a pretty tough customer and may respond, I think it is worth the effort but do not be disappointed if it does not work out as it may have gone too far already.

Rosemary thrives in full sun but when in hospital, as yours will be, dappled shade and no direct sunlight is best. When you see new growth, gradually give it more sunshine until it gets to its original placement.

If your pot is too big to move, then think of a way to 'dapple' the sun - use a screen of sorts etc. DO NOT disturb the roots at all by being tempted to repot what you have left into a smaller pot. Use a natural mulch to pretty up the pot while it's in rescue mode!

Good luck and I say cheers


Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (12/02/12 05:47 PM)
_________________________
Lestie Mulholland - Container Gardening Editor

Container Gardening Site

Container Gardening Forum

"Things GARDENING are great ... they are my daily smiles on toast!" - Jennifer St John-Rose, formerly black thumb recently turned green.

Top

Moderator:  Bettina-Dogs/Herbs Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Napping Helps Your Body with ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Summer Safety and ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
The Iron Writer
by Vance - Crime Editor
Fiction Writing
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
12:57 AM
What is your stress level today?
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Stress Management
12:55 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Inspiration
12:53 AM
Grow your own Lemons
by Lestie4containergardens
Container Gardening
12:41 AM
Not the end of the world - but it could be
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
11:44 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
10:19 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
10:17 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Izeigo), 61 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.