So I recently asked about a dear friend’s sick magnolia and now my dear Maggie is looking sadder and sadder every day! She has had a really rough trot throughout our renos and her roots got exposed on one side for a bit but dad made her a garden bed like a month ago and she has lovely soil surrounding her now but she’s just slowly turning yellow. She’s normally pretty tough and has been though a lot, including moving house and spending a year in a pot and she always bounces back. I’ve tried feeding her magnesium and powerfeed and her new soil should have some good nutrients in it too. Suggestions??

3 thoughts on “Help!

  1. Those leaves look a little drought stressed. Keep her regularly watered but don’t let her become waterlogged. A few other things to look out for: don’t over-fertilise, as an excess will result in a build-up of salts in the soil, which can ‘burn’ roots and leaves. She prefers a slightly acid soil. Give her a little shade in the hottest part of the day (maybe a temporary shadecloth ‘umbrella’?) as magnolias can get sunburnt. I have my fingers crossed for you…

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