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    Default Newly bought sage starting to go downhill

    Another to add to my catalogue of bought plants ging sickly. I potted a purple and normal sage with a Rosemary in one large pot. Watered as normal when dry, in a very sunny position. I noticed the inner stems at base a lot of mildewy dying leaves so cleared those out but the leaves are looking pale and yellowing. Should a boost with some nitrogen feed ?

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    Could it have been botrytus rather than mildew Marb ? that's normally caused by a combination of dampness & lack of air movement, maybe try again but leave in single pots ?
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    I have cleared away the dead and plenty of free air can now get between plants. Moved from the corner to more open and dusted dampened stems and base and dusted with cinnamon poweder which has natural anti fungal properties.
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    ^^ Good plan, fingers crossed that does the job
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    Well the purple sage is also starting to yellow more and lose it's dark colour. I am sick of buying plants that are healthy, potting them up and watching them go downhill. Should I feed with chicken manure pellets to get colour back in the leaves ?

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    Not sure about the purple sage but the green type should only be watered when you see the leaves begin to droop a bit. Hope it gets on with the Rosemary.

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    Well both sages have pretty much gone downhill despite keeping dry in winter. Leaves on white sage not drooping but white powdery stuff on leaves and stem. Why oh why oh why when I do the correct thing do they still die ? More money down the drain ��

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