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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Leaves dropping off of holiies Reply with quote

I have several hollies and picking up the leaves is becoming a chore. I pick them up with the lawn mower and did so only last Wednesday and you can see what has fallen since. This is happening all the time to all the hollies yet none of them look bare. What is going on here?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normal replacing leaves just because its evergreen does not mean it will have the same leaves for ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not the norm. The rate of leaf fall has significantly increased of late. I'm putting it down to the heatwave.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is the dry weather without a doubt
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the storm earlier this week it looks like Autumn in our drive. A combination of dry weather then high winds have bought down a heck of a lot of leaves.

Actually a bit worried about the amount of new growth that has blown off the fir trees, most of this years new growth.

Hope your hollies are not affected that much!

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