I would re-pot them but keep them in pots until next spring before planting out. That way you can more easily protect the new shoots from slugs etc. and will end up with much better plants.
They don't like wet feet so is the soil really well drained? Overwatering can be an issue too. Ideally they need full sun, a very well drained site and will only need watering occasionally in the summer. They don't need much in the way of feeding either. I wonder if you're killing it through too much kindness?
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Mice do behave like that. I once had one which nipped the tops off of my tomato seedlings and put them in a neat pile at the side.
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.