The whole stem, right back to the base, emmalou.
I only had one, 'onest!
There's a long-running thread on fasciation, Phil:
Perhaps worth adding it on there.
How weird! If you search the site for 'Ladybird4' lots of threads come up like this one:
with LB's post missing but I can indeed see her post in the thread you linked to, Dove.
Must be a bug or I've been out in the sun to long and am confuzzled!
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Any chance of a photo, Sally? We can probably identify at least the type of creature eating the leaves from that. The good news is that hazel is virtually indestructible!
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There's either something wrong with the site or Ladybird4 has left as all of her posts have gone.
Good idea, nut.
I found lots of HF rhizomorphs in an old compost heap but that one hadn't been turned for years. If you turn it regularly there should be no problem. The factsheet (pdf) in the link below has lists of woody plants which are susceptible, resistant or immune to HF, so have a look through those and see if you like any of the resistant/immune ones:
Agree, 1st definitely antirrhinums, 2nd could well be nicotiana and 3rd lilac.
Yes, cut them right back to the ground after flowering (at which point they usually do look very messy) and fresh new foliage will grow back quite quickly. I've never had a 2nd flowering but the leaves hold interest and often survive through the winter keeping a bit of green in a herbaceous border.