Normally I don't like to put depressing stuff on my blog, but sometimes there are just garden realities. And this is one of them. My Buddleia 'Lochinch' has succumbed to root rot. So today I had to dig it out. I also dug out the soil around it and then spread a couple layers of thin clear plastic over the area to solarize it to hopefully kill the fungus in the soil that causes the rot.
I wonder if this particular cultivar is more susceptible to root rot because a couple of year ago, another Buddleia 'Lochinich' also died from root rot, but I haven't had trouble with my other Buddleias. Or maybe these two just happened to each be in a place that didn't suit them.
Since it is sad to see dying plants, I will end on a prettier note. How about this Morning Glory on the deck railing? Not much phases it. And the kitties like to sleep under it.
Have a beautiful day!
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