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    Default Why do my flowers keep dying??

    Ok i admit it, i'm not a green thumb, but i seriously want to be!

    I have a lovely little space for flowers in my back garden. I have used garden mix (soil) that allready has fetitlizer in it. The spot gets a lot of sun but i made sure i planted flowers that the lady in the nursery told me would be ok there and hardy. I make sure they have enough water too.

    So far only one lot has survived and thrived. I think they are called seaside flowers or something like that.
    The newest ones i planted started wilting after about 3 days. I don't get it
    What am i doing wrong?

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    I'm no green thumb either but maybe too much sun. Also some plants die down and come good again. If u scratch a branch of one with your finger nail and it is still green underneath then it's still alive. Good luck!

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    Is it seaside daisy - little white flowers tinged with pink and a yellow centre? It's usually hardy, but may need some mulch and a soaking with Seasol or similar. Why not snap a pic of your garden and go back to the nursery for advice.

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    if the plants are crispy when you roll them around in your hand, they are too dry, if they are sort of leathery and moist, then you could be over watering. it would help a lot to know the exact name of the plant.

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    Hi
    How often are you watering the plants?
    What is the weather like?
    If it is hot and you have planted punnet sized plants or small pots I would water them twice a day for a week or so to get them adjusted. Plants don't always transplant well in the heat.
    Be careful when taking them out of their pots you don't damage the roots as well

    Good Luck

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    Another thing to try is after you have watered them just push some soil aside to make sure the water is soaking in properly. If not you may need some soil wetter.
    If the stems feel dry and brittle then it may be too late but you can only try they may spring back. I have had plants I was certain they were dead from neglect and they have come back.
    Hope they survive - my guess is there is something wrong with the watering given they have died so quickly.
    Keep persisting!!

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