My plants are ailing...... :(
I am struggling with my DRs at the moment, it's always a bad time of the year for them, but it's the only time when we can go on holiday due to work commitments I have. We have been away for the whole of Nov and my plants have suffered badly this time. They were in full leaf and green when we went but now they have lost a lot of leaves and one is almost completely yellow. Our houseminder decided to water them far more than I asked (once in 4 weeks I requested) and things are not looking too good at the moment. On our return, they were sitting in saucers of water, aaaaaargh! I sat them for ages on pads of kitchen paper to help soak out the excess water and spent an hour or so plucking shrivelled leaves from them to make them look (and me feel) better. I just hope the yellow one is going dormant and not dying as it's caudex is not rock hard like it used to be. I guess I should have said NO water at all. Have lost 2 of the smallest ones already through rot, one was a somalense and another an arabicum, sigh. Seems like I will be on ebayUK come the new year, yet again. In the meantime, it's fingers tightly crossed for my DR's.
Gill from the UK.