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Is my bay tree dead? Please help!

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 16:46

Doest really matter for now - first see if it is still alive, as above!

An ID please

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 22:30

I think this is a weed, but no idea which!

Droopy Cordyline

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 22:23

Cordylines do like sun - and good drainage. There seems to be a lot of stuff in that pot HK and if it is a plastic pot, then it will hold onto moisture even more than a terracotta one, possibly adding to there problem.


It may need a feed and better drainage - they are so often pushed as young plants by sellers, that it may also be pot bound.


I'd lift it gently and have a look, loosening the roots if they are pot bound from before, then repot in a ceramic/terracotta pot with plenty of grit.


By the way, as the newer leaves emerge from the crown, it is normal to have a certain amount of shedding of the older, drier leaves below. You can pull them off once they are dried up and they loosen very easily.


HK yours looks like there is a new leaf emerging at the top!


So does yours Noty 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 22:26:04

A torch reveals...

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 22:17

How cool!

Best plant for an east facing site

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 14:12

Thank you Obelixx  I like the sound of the almond - does it get very large?


There is a gardena watering system there, so the soil never dries out.


The house is pretty much empty in between visits - someone usually there easter, sometimes February, the again in May/June and again in Se[tmeber/October. Never in summer and rarely in winter.


Thanks again.

Best plant for an east facing site

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:24

There is some space - there were 3 cypresses growing there, after all.


The soil has been very much improved and is slightly acid.


We can't grow anything up the wall, particularly not if it's triffid like...because everything along that wall tends to shoot to the top and over to the neighbours, taking away light from their tiny patios.


Had honeysuckles and jasmines along that bit once, but it's too dark at the bottom, so they go upwards fast, in search of light, leaving our wall mainly covered in twigs!


We're only there 3 times a year or so, so it has to be a containable plant that doesn't need training, really.


Hence why I am a little stumped!


I think we will try an acer there.

A total mystery

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:21

Best plant for an east facing site

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 09:25

I know, I'm sorry! I'm not there at the moment, so can't take any others. There were some whopping cypresses in that space though, so there is the soil for a shrub or tree. Was thinking an acer may work well, only east sun and then protected from harsh summer sun as it's then mainly in the shade...

Best plant for an east facing site

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 09:13

Any thoughts?

Hi any ideas of what this plant is please?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 09:11

Does elder stink?! Is it a particular type that stinks?


Mine is a black lace sambuca elder and it doesn't stink at all 

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