We have a number of evergreen plants where all the leaves have turned brown and died (bay, eculyptus, hebe, privet (standalone, not hedge), rosemary). Could this be disease ( it appears to affect first one plant then another), environmental (we have issue) or frost damage (although they seem to have survived the frost but show damage afterwards)?
My father in law (a retired farmer) has suggetsed checking the roots to see if the heavy frost (followed by quite dry weather) has affected the roots. Though I'm not sure exactly how to do this. When I have cut back the leaves on the bay an eculyptus the main stems seem healthy enough.
I am the novice gardening in the family, my wife is more the expert, but this has upset her as it has affected some of our more prized plants.
Thanks for any help, Peter
- 14 May, 2010