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Can anyone tell me what's up with my Bay tree


 
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colin79ie
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Can anyone tell me what's up with my Bay tree Reply with quote

I have 2 Bay trees planted in pots and have them since last year. They grew no problem but the leaves are looking a bit poor and the trees themselves look the worse for wear.

I planted them in the recommended compost and watered regularly.

The pictures tell the story.

Can anyone help me treat them or guide me on the best course of action to take for them?



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like wind scorch nothin to worry about will come good soon
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is probably frost damage rather than wind scorch. During the fine spell in Msrch the leaves grew prematurely or out of season. This is nothing serious and they should grow out of it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

There I was, condemning them to the bin but for the wealth of expert knowledge here in this forum.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear no, Colin.....I always give a plant a chance....and if I'm not mistaken, I can see fresh young leaves starting to open out in your photo...that's a perfectly healthy plant.
I'm no expert about gardening, so I go by instinct, and I often take a "wait and see" approach.....you've nothing to lose that way. ( except time ! ) Don't forget, if your bay trees were dying, you would know very quickly !
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill stick with the wind scorch as they look like old leaves, Give it a drink and leave well enough alone.
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