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Question: 1108-1514
My eight year old heather plant is about three feet across. It is all mushy on the interior with brown and gray foliage. Should I try to save it? Mike, Montville, CT

Mort's Answer:
You could use a fungicide after pruning severely. Remove all material that is not green. Use Bordeaux mix if you prefer organic. Benlate is an excellent fungicide. I would say it has a 50% chance of survival. Because you have a shallow water table in your area, you might consider transplanting to a new hole with a third sand in the new soil. Put a foot of the new soil under the plant. This will help provide good drainage, which the plant prefers.

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