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Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 16:12

Thank you Buddyboy....much appreciated.   It's a shame...never had it before.    They were grown from my own cuttings too .     I wonder if it's worth replanting next spring?    Or maybe just plant some ferns?

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 18:00

Yes, it's a bit mushy and with flaking off edges.

Which tree?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:15

We had a liquidamber and it grew almost as high and wide  as Mount Everest!   

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:34

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60014.jpg?width=291&height=350&mode=max

 This is what the roots look like.   I think you're right Buddyboy.   Is the white area the fungus?

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:08

Yes, there's a broken branch - it's where I was checking to see if the sap was still green.   But the whole plant looks like that too.  

 I've dug up one of the shrivelled plants - and the earth underneath and around it  wasn't dry - just nicely moist - and the foxgloves and hebe nearby are doing fine.   The dug up plant showed roots that were dead too...in fact the whole thing was dead.  It's a mystery.   No sign of weevils or any bugs eating the roots...just dried up and shrivelled.

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:07

Several of my Genii fuchsias have started to shrivel most alarmingly - the leaves are turning crispy and falling off.   No sign of rust disease or greenfly - they just look as though someone's been at them with a blowtorch.  I blamed the cat at first but one of the plants is 5 foot high up and started to shrivel all down the stems from the top downwards.   They're in all parts of the garden...and they're all going the same way.   Other fuchsia varieties are healthy..and the plants surround the diseased fuchsias are all looking good.   Anyone know what could be the problem.   They're in sheltered parts of the garden.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59931.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 15:22

Thank you for all your replies.

  I've cut parts of it  back about 6 -  8" or so and the branches aren't looking exactly dead on the inside .   Will give it until the autumn to see what happens to it.

 

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:25

Can't remember the name of it (too long ago)   - but it looks like Autumnal Blue.   It grows (grew!) upright and then sort of cascaded like a weeping willow.  

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:33

I've had a ceanothus for 25 years or more but today it looks very dry, withered and almost dead.  Algae is growing on the branches.   I'm thinking it's probably dying - how long are they supposed to live?    Any advice much appreciated.

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:31

I've had a ceanothus for 25 years or more but today it looks very dry, withered and almost dead.  Algae is growing on the branches.   I'm thinking it's probably dying - how long are they supposed to live?    Any advice much appreciated.

 

Oops - I seem to have posted in the wrong box so I've done it again in "plants".   Can't see how to delete this post.

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