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Magnolia Tree - Dead or dying, please help?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:50

The slugs and woodlice will have moved in rather than causing it. 

It'scan be  hard to pinpoint a cause of trunk damage, rabbits, strimmers, edge of a mower, anything like that lets the rot in. I doubt if the grasses caused it though they may have hastened the rot. Competition would slow down growth maybe but trees germinate and grow in grass land without rotting.

It's over for that magnolia though sorry

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:42

Yes Edd, it's the best bit

Magnolia Tree - Dead or dying, please help?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:38

The pics haven't come up Magnolia but rotting bark is a bad sign

Start by clicking on the tree in the tool bar to upload a photo

Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:30

Phlomis, russelliana and tuberosa, are pretty stable

Echinops ritro,  hemerocallis, Solidago caesia but not the tall ones, euphorbias, some of the persicarias, there's a red called 'Inverleith' that stays up and a paler pink one I don't know the name of, crocosmias


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:50

I was just going to ask Dove. Had a look at the met office website and your area seems to be drowning

Alkanet seedling identification.

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:15

Yes Edd

Wild flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:51

Bees are enjoying the last of the  Digitalis lutea as well.

Alkanet seedling identification.

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:49

You can do a certain amount of elimination Tara.

Nothing with smooth, shiny leaves will be alkanet, or those serrated ones, or a monocot.

That way the ones you want won't be swamped by the ones you don't want. And we all know the ones you don't want germinate first

Alkanet seedling identification.

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:32

Did it sting when you pulled it out

Brown patch on lawn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:30

It makes you wonder about some of those other brown patches we've ID'd 

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I don't know what they are 
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Can i put them out there yet? 
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another crown imperial question

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ID my fungus please

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3 for ID please

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For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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keep of the grass in winter

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