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*** Another project...unfortunately!!***

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We have to say GOODBYE to our clipped Hawthorns Pauls Scarlet they have a virus, there are only two varieties of Hawthorn that get it and we had to have one of them!! you can see that the leaves are all going brown and falling off, looked it up and it can be sprayed, no thank you, had enough trouble with Viburnum beetle, eventually that had to go…
Sad because it was a feature, and to replace them with standard trees that size is more than we want to spend,
Please excuse the whirly on the bench…..wanted to take the photograph before OH attacked them, the tops are off now, have an idea……but its work in progress at the moment…so watch this space…….

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Oh no, Dd, you haven't had them long have you? they were going to be your new feature. Tops off, going to grow something up the stems (trunks)?

19 Sep, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Oh Angela I think you've solved our problem our Pauls Scarlet has been losing its leaves as they've turn brown for weeks We thought it was an early autumn thing but I must admit I was suspicious it didn't look right .. What a shame ....

20 Sep, 2017

 

Oh no, so sorry. What is the name of virus? I have this tree as well as a crimson cloud that we bought this year. Fingers crossed there doesn't seem to be any sign of it. Do feel for you.

20 Sep, 2017

 

So sorry DD, what a shame,good luck with your new project.

20 Sep, 2017

 

They must have been a wonderful sight. I'm sorry they had to go. I'm sure you'll find something nice to replace them with :)

20 Sep, 2017

 

OH how disappointing .... do you know the other variety ?

also I didn't realise they had a virus "Pauls Scarlet" produces massive of berries as well ....

Gg

20 Sep, 2017

 

Oh no...blast...that's a pain. That must explain why when we moved in here there was a dead Hawthorn tree in the raised borders. We cut it down pretty fast. We have Hawthorn hedge of course, which is fine and healthy, but the tree must have been one of the affected vars. What a pity. Still...something new.

20 Sep, 2017

 

You will feel much happier when the diseased trees have gone. It is a shame though, but you will have an empty space to fill with something equally attractive.

20 Sep, 2017

 

Sorry to hear of your Hawthorn debacle. Hope you find a good replacement. We all have our losses from time to time.

20 Sep, 2017

 

Feverfew.....it is the time my OH has spent over the last few years pruning them which is the annoying thing!
Wildrose I just wanted to clear the ground from all the diseased leaves...Karen your hedge should be fine, tough as old boots!
Gnarly it is upsetting to say the least! the other variety is English Hawthorn!
Hywel when in flower they were really pretty!
Thanks Callie......we keep changing our mind about what to put there!!
Jen the disease is Cornells Plant disease...Leaf blight...Entomosporium leaf spot....the other variety is just called English Hawthorn! which is susceptible!
Amy oh dear, sounds as if you have the same problem! so annoying isn't it?
Siris we have had them in the garden eight years, Peter had spent a lot of time pruning them, and they were just starting to look good too especially in the Spring......the trunks are too short to do anything with..... unfortunately.

21 Sep, 2017

 

Thank DD, my trees are fine but it's good to know. Hope you find something wonderful to replace them.

21 Sep, 2017

 

Dotty

Just as well I live in Wales lol

Gg

21 Sep, 2017

 

Lol Gnarly!.....Jen just keep an eye on it, it took eight years, before it struck here.,..I am sure we will think of something..... eventually!!

21 Sep, 2017

 

What a shame and annoying. We lost Paul a few years ago, hmm thought it was me, now we have another, I hope that survives. Are you replacing them?

21 Sep, 2017

 

Dawn .......no we won't replace with trees, fancy a change this time.!

22 Sep, 2017

 

What this space x

23 Sep, 2017

 

Thanks DD, wilk keep an eye on it.

23 Sep, 2017

 

Jen you're welcome......ha ha Dawn!!

24 Sep, 2017

 

It's shame when trees, like those, die. It's often difficult to deal with tree diseases. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to seeing the replacement project.

26 Sep, 2017

 

All gone now , they came out without too much of a struggle, roots had gone round in circles......still working out what to do with the area!

26 Sep, 2017

 

Well, we will continue to watch this space! LOL!

27 Sep, 2017

 

It's a shame about the trees but tbh I don't like hawthorne in a garden. Too prickly when weeding around it. Nice to have a new project on the go...

27 Sep, 2017

 

It is HB, they are all chopped up ready for the fire......

27 Sep, 2017

 

Thought you had been practising your cloud pruning, Angela .... No, seriously it is a great shame to lose plants that you have nurtured & that were such a feature.
I grew pyracantha in a similar way up the supports of a pergola along a walkway, blossom, berries & evergreen = perfect.
We lost a huge philadelphus & a viburnum a few years ago to what we believe was Verticillium wilt consequently we planted a whole new look border that is much more interesting & you will also make changes too so I will watch this space along with everyone else for your new project.

10 Oct, 2017

 

GF .....Well it's all finished now....thank goodness.we have been very minimalist with the planting!! but, we are both happy with the finished border..will be blogging soon!!
we have lost several plants to verticillium wilt over the years too!! so I know how you feel.... disappointing but that's gardening!

10 Oct, 2017

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