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Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 17:23

You might want to take it back to the nursery if it's that new, and ask for a refund - I imagine it wasn't cheap, and it probably isn't your fault.

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 08:35

Or it could be dead - container grown evergreen trees are very difficult to overwinter succesfully.   If their root balls freeze for an extended period the roots die, but this only becomes apparent when they try to grow in the following spring and realise they don't have the roots to support their leaves, which all brown and drop.

If you purchased the tree this year, this is possible.   Especially with Q. ilex, most of which originate in Holland or Italy, both of whom have just had severe winters.

but Alina's advice is sound - water and wait!

Perennials not growing

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 21:30

If they're not growing by now, they're dead!   Difficult to say why - could be winter mortality, or pests, but either way, it's time to buy some replacements.

Echinacea are notoriously fickle as far as being "hardy" is concerned, so if you're looking for longevity, try somerthing else!

Damping off

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:23

It was banned  from sale at the end of last year

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