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laurel brown spots?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 10:51

No ideas smortimer0, but I have the same on 2 separate bays - same family - as has friend in near village.  This is East Anglia.  I have trimmed the worst back.  One now looks very sparse, but it is precious to me and I am preapred to try this.  I have brought it back from the near dead several times over several house moves.  Both are in large containers.  Friend's trimmed bush has new buds showing and this is what I'd suggest.


Peach tree dead

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 10:36

I successfully grew a pêche de vigne for 6/7 years from a stone.  It has branched and spread to roof height against the front west facing house wall, receiving good sun, although rather dry at the roots under the bungalow eaves.  From mid-Feb until May I was not in the UK and returned to find the tree unmistakably dead.  When I left, spring buds had been showing and I had no reason to suppose anything was amiss.  The tree had fruited fabulously each year.  I've had a couple of other dropped stones germinate[leaf curl is always a feature]and want to start again - 3?s please:

a] Where to plant the new one, which has been in a pot for several years now and has just 2 rather lean leaders.

b]I gather it was fine here in March, but foul after.  Would this have killed my beloved tree.

c. I would like to retain it as a honeysuckle/clematis climbing frame.  Is this feasible, given the soil conditions described?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Peach tree dead

Why? What risk to a replacement? 
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