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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Yellow leaves on failing laurel hedge Reply with quote

Hi, I have a laurel hedge which has been planted approx. 7 yrs. One area has consistently failed to thrive , a span of approx. 15 Ft. from a total hedge of appproximately 120 ft, the rest of which is growing perfectly - the soil would not be brilliant, but it is not a particularly wet area - the affected area has failed yet to reach the height of the rest of the hedge (6 feet), & many of the leaves are YELLOW, whereas the rest of the hedge is deep GREEN - any advice gratefully received ?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any pics kerrymen?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have some pics, just have to figure out how to get them on - I've read the instructions but I've never uploaded pictures to a web address before, so need to work it out - thanks for reply
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tutorial here for image adding on this site kerrymen.... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about32.html
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kerryman, just logged on and instantly drawn to your query, as I have planted quite a short run of young laurel hedging this summer.
While they are generally a healthy light green, there are also quite a few leaves turning yellow and dropping. I will have to bite the bullet now and learn how to send a photo into the site, as I've never done that before.
I'm off to take a couple of photos.....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Photos Reply with quote

Please see photos below, courtesy of excellent tutorial from the site administrator - many thanks !









[img]<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30092852@N03/2818754010/" title="CIMG0426 by fiacloir1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2818754010_4a31c470f7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="CIMG0426" /></a>[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks to be a section of hedge under pressure due to the conditions around its roots rather than a disease.
I see it sandwiched between a tarmac area and a ditch with trees. I am guessing a spread of tree roots are close to the hedge in this area competing for soil and food.
Combine this with regular soakings of rain water washing off the tarmac straight onto the weak run of hedging, the roots may well be sitting in sodden wetness for ages.

Dig a couple of test holes 2 or 3 feet from the base of the affected area and check for tree root invasion and/or very wet sodden soil. Then report back.
It is also worth checking for the tell-tale symptoms of Honey fungus while you are at it, even if laurel is quite resistant to it. See Honey fungus here... Honey fungus

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice will investigate further .....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. I have been folowing your other contributers wiht interist and hope you can help me.
I planted my Laurel hedge last summer and it seemed ready to sprout new leaves this spring but suddenly the leaves started dropping and the new sprouts have gone brown and are dying, I found a bright green lava in one of the bigger curled up leaves. There also seems to be white dust on the leaves and shot holes. Any ideas please.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same issue with 3 of my laurels. Either side is fine. Im almost 100% positive that there are roots from a tree in the ground where they were sown. How do I solve this issue?
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