My plants die after planting

Do your plants die after planting ?



Finding out the reason why plants die when planted outside can be a little tricky, there are several possible causes:

  • The plant was sick when you planted it
  • You’ve planted it in totally the wrong area for it to thrive
  • Soil; it’s planted in the wrong soil type
  • You’ve forgotten to water it!
  • it’s drowned from too much watering
  • Waterlogged soil kills most non- aquatic plants
  • the ground is so dry the plant dies
  • the roots were left exposed when it was planted
  • it is diseased or is suffering a bug attack
  • the weather (frost and cold) has killed it
  • too much sun has caused it to shrivel and die

The key to successful growing is actually getting the right plant for the right part of your garden. Plants just want to ‘do their thing’ so by giving them the right conditions in the first place should stop them popping their clogs as soon as your back is turned!

Right Plant, Right Place:

We have written some easy to use guides to getting things right; putting the right plant in the right place. Soil conditions and your environment are  key factors in determining whether the plant will thrive or shrivel up!

If you need some more advice however – do get in touch; call 07985 917767 or contact us by email.



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Here are a few things to check,

  • Use our bug and plant nutrition guide to check if your plant is suffering from any disease or bug attack.
  • Check the soil, is it bone dry, you need to water really well over the summer months to keep it alive, empty a whole watering can on the plant every few days.
  • Is it a boggy soil, if so consider doing one of the following: Dig the plant up and move it elsewhere, building a raised bed to plant into or add copious amounts of horticultural grit to the soil to improve drainage.
  • Check how your plant is planted in the soil too, can you see exposed roots, does the plant wobble about? If so then best to dig it up and start again.

It may just be however, a case of right plant wrong place, so check to see what conditions the plant thrives in and if it doesn’t match where you’ve planted it, move the plant elsewhere so that it can thrive.

If you need more advice, contact us and we will try to help you out.