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Posted by CHACHI 14 Apr 2010 - 11:05:00 AM

My waratah has been in 7 months and has 6 buds but is looking sad. should I cut the buds off and feed it.

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Re: EDITOR 16 Apr 2010 - 10:54:00 AM

6 buds in 7 months sounds like a good return especially for something that's looking sad.
Waratahs are tricky: transplant shy, need perfect drainage. Assuming it's in a favourable location (not tropical, not frosty, plenty of sun and drainage), I'd leave the buds for now and see how they and the plant do come spring. And it's a bit late in the season for fertilising to be useful. Leave that till spring too. As they're sensitive to phosphorous, only use a specialist native fertiliser.

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