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    What do you mean by "high quality nursery" compost, marb?
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    It's a high grade professional general plant compost that our local nursery sells (not made by them) and endorses as used by the nursery itself. I will add that the quality of plants grown there and sold are impeccable. They are sticklers for quality. The sage plant was bought elsewhere at a private nursery within a country estate.
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    Is this where you buy your plants too? If so, just wondering whether you could have a chat with them about the problems you have. Local nurseries are usually quite helpful.
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    I did say that the plant was purchased at another estate. but it isn't really relevant as all Sage purchased from different sources has ended up dying. There seem to be greater forces beyond my understanding and control that seemingly don't want me to grow sage.

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    Best you stop trying to grow sage then. If its any consolation, I can't keep them growing for long either. I do better with purple sage than green and the variegated one always dies!
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    Have you tried growing sage from seed rather than buying in plants? It may acclimatise better if it doesn't have to change environment.

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    It's purple sage. I still have variegated sage growing by the skin of it's teeth from last year but my garden is protected being walled and I have kept it in the sun. Have cut the flowers off (shame as they were nice) and it has got no worse but now in greenhouse. What I may do is get some old stones and dry soil and see it it likes that better, Monty Don planted his like that.
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    Well for the life of me I do not understand why this plant is wilting even more. It is kept in hot sun, the climate it likes, but now even the new shoots are wilting. Could I strike some of thw new shoots in hope of a new plant ? Unbelievable rate of death for new plants I buy continues.

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