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hedge problem


By davene

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About a year or two ago i noticed that my hedge leaves started to get white spots/ patches on them, it then was seen that the branches seemed to have the same white spots. They then it seemed turned a black color, i looked even further and noticed that at every joint of the small brancehes there also seemed to have black/dark spots on them. i have encolsed some photos of my problem. I have cu back as much of the main branches and noticed that the main branches are dead/ have no moisture content within them. Can someone help as i need to know if i have to dig up my whole hedge and start from scratch with new plants, my hedge is at least 30 years old.

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certainly sounds fungal to me. privet is susceptible to honey fungus. pare the bark back and see if there is a whitish mushroom smelling layer. if there is that is your cause. and sadly you will need to rmove all the hedgeing for 1m either side of the infected plants.

14 Jun, 2009

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