Flowering gum in distress
by Jodie Moloney
(McGraths Hill NSW Australia)
My partner has never had any luck with flowering gums. We planted one a couple of months ago and noticed the leaves were starting to droop - it then died.
We watered it and gave it seasol and magnesium but none made a difference. We decided to try again and as soon as the plant was in the ground it has started to do the same. We left it in the pot for a while and it was fine there. We thought the heat might have killed the first one but this one has been in wet weather so we know now it wasn’t that.