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26/08/2013 at 19:14

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 Hi - My Corylus is looking very unhappy. It was planted a few months ago and although there have been a few new leaves the majority of the existing leaves have started drying from the edges in. I am unsure if I am over or under watering. I have tried feeding the plant.

It is situated with sun and shade in well drained, good soil.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Stuart

KEF
26/08/2013 at 21:05

Stuart as you say it's not looking too good. Would ask what is the green residue on your fence?

26/08/2013 at 21:09

Hi Kef...it's my neighbours fence and due for replacement. I thinks it's just algae.

KEF
27/08/2013 at 07:19

So it's not anything from the fence.

Looking again at the pic' I think it might be dead, scrap your nail on the stem and see if there's anything green there. Because it's not been long planted I doubt it has rooted properly, maybe a slight pull on the plant and it will come out.

Hope I'm wrong and someone else can tell you what is wrong with it.

27/08/2013 at 08:43

Looks like overwatering to me. I suggest you do like Kef said pull it out and look at roots.

27/08/2013 at 09:28

Thanks both. I've pulled out the plant and the roots don't seem to have grown, however, when I scratched the stem it was green so that's a good sign. I had been worried about over watering but the soil around the plant was nicely damp but definately not sodden, I'm thinking of going back to the centre I purchased it from to see what they say. Thanks for your answers.

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