Posted: 05/04/2017 at 17:45
Also in the South East, mine is pretty much in full leaf with flower buds
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I fear that's dead or dying
In the top pics the two branches to the right are dead, they have a browny look.
For future trees, branches don't like to be cut like that. Prune back to the main trunk, stumps always die back and that's where infection sets in
In the middle pic, those ridges along the twig are a sign of death, shrivelling up