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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:59

Dear Edd, an additional note:  having enquired about testing the soil, I was told that it is almost impossible to isolate any actual disease in the soil.  They then advised to just did a hole large  enough removing the previous soil and replacing it with new, fresher, and hopefully, disease-free soil.

Holes on Rhododendron leaves

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:57

Can anyone help me on this one??

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:56

Than you everyone for yr advice.  Yep, we're going to be daring and take these plants out rather than risk any further problems and replace them with taxus baccata.  Was looking into a Ligustrum but read that it doesn't like too much wind.  So hopefully we have found a good solution.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:55

Hey SwissSue, thanks for that.  Have looked into it, even tried a spray from here in Switzerland but nothing helped it.  My husband pulled it out of the ground today and said it just slipped out of the soil and hadn't taken root.  Will try to get a test on the soil to see if this disease is in the soil before planting something new there.  I am guessing the other 5 trees will also eventually be affected!  If you have had experience with this problem I would be interested  to hear how you dealt with the soil afterwards and if any spores could be left in the soil and affect the next plant?

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 11:05

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this is our third attempt with 5 of these plants in the same spot, the first 2 attempts failed (we believe) due to the hole for the plant not being deep enough.  Now I am close to giving up!  One tree in particular as lost the will to live, so to speak, and it' getting worse by the week.  It's branches are browning and/or loosing their colour and drooping.  I shall attach a couple of photos and see if anyone else has had the same experience and what you may of done to resolve this issue.  It's certainly not helping the 'kerb appeal'.  Tks.

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Holes on Rhododendron leaves

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:54

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Hi Dovefromabove.....

here are a couple of pictures I have taken of my plant.  The translation of the possible animal that I have been told by neighbours that could be causing it is a otiorhynchus?!  Any solutions for deterring this animal would be wonderful and very much appreciated.  The same is also appearing on my Prunus lusitanica (photos attached)

Ants on raspberry bushes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:21

Ha, ha ....tks marinelilium, I will give the soapy water a try.  I am guessing that it would also be ok just to spray where the ants are and continue to do so when they return ?!  never tried the hip action though, will keep the neighbours amused!

Holes on Rhododendron leaves

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:02

I have small bite holes around the outside of my Rhododendron leaves.  Having looked at various online forums I seem to have established that it's an animal that enjoys a night picknick!.  But how can I really get rid of this animal and save the leaves from being further attacked?  I live in Switzerland and find it not always possible to get the same products as in England (or Australia) so would therefore have to resort to a 'natural' form of a fighter.  Any suggestions would, as usual, be greatly appreciated.

Ants on raspberry bushes

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:31

My Summer Raspberry bushes are just starting to produce their flowers (mid-April) but I've noticed some ants around them.  Should I be concerned?  How can I control them or better still, get rid of them?

Thank-you....

Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Clematis

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 06:42

Thanks for your advice.  I was trying to do this myself but as we have a gardener coming shortly to do some landscaping I may ask him where else I could put it, for years I have wanted a Clematis so would really like to find the most appropriate place for him/her.  Again, thanks.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Browning and drooping of branches 
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Holes on Rhododendron leaves

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Ants on raspberry bushes

Ants on raspberry bushes 
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Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Clematis

Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Clematis together 
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Osmanthus burkwoodii

Osmanthus burkwoodii is dropping 'green' leaves 
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