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Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:52

There have been lots of fungal conditions affecting tree leaves this year - probably partly to do with the mild winter we had which allowed such things to remain hanging around rather than getting killed by the frost, and then a very warm summer with damp spells provided the perfect growing conditions for such things.

If your tree had been there several years and was established my guess is that it has just shed its leaves but that the tree itself is fine and will be lovely again in the spring.

I would rake up any of the leaves that are still on the ground around it and bin or burn them, and give the tree a light mulch of organic matter (well rotted farmyard manure or compost or similar) keeping the mulch clear of the trunk but spreading it around the tree for a good 1.5m diameter.  Then in February give it a feed with some Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) and that will perk it up.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:45

Good morning all   Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Chicky

We're shouded in thick fog here and the trees are dripping into the pond - it sounds like

Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:38

When did this happen David?

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

And if a human poo'd or committed murder in my garden I'd be very annoyed with them too ......

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:54
Norfolkdumpling wrote (see)

........  Dovefromabove.....Thanks for the encouragement!  That's what neighbours are for!

Don't know how neighbourly, but we have our own independent lifeboat, and it's "really bootiful"...what have you got that would give me a clue?

So you're at Caister   Just down the coast from Alan 4711

Well, we have lots of bats, an otter that likes appearing on camera, lots of dragonflies, and we sadly have 3 fewer cows since the weekend.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:46

Snoodle - he obviously has cottoned on to the fact that gardeners get to go out and have fun

Verdun - thinking of you and mum ((hugs))

DD - RUN???????????????

Think I'm going to have to get the rest of the Lemon Drizzle Cake out of the freezer - it seems to be disappearing at a rate of knots

Lily beetles in October!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:25

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:24

Lots and lots of leafmould and other organic matter, and shade.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:22

Absolutely the right approach Artjak - it's the only way.  It also works with children - consistent boundaries that is - not spraying with water - although it did get my teenage son out of bed on a school day

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:12

((hugs)) for everyone who needs them this evening ...

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