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By Brendaj

United Kingdom Gb

we had a small damson tree in our lawn when we moved into our house some thirty years ago. It never looked very healthy and eventually died. We cut it down to about four foot so we could put bird feeders fat balls etc on.
In the boarder about 3 feet away a firefthorn died about four years ago. We cut most of the twigs off but kept the main structure and now have honeysuckle growing over it. Small birds such as sparrows and blue tits have always liked to take shelter from sparrow hawks in the firethorn thats why we decided to grow the honeysuckle over it. From here we have a hedge of mock orange about 20 feet long. This spring the end nearest the honeysuckle looks dead. This could have been put down to the bad winter, but because of the damson tree and firethorn I am thinking it is something in the soil.Help what can we do?



it just mite be worth taking a shovel and digging deep and seeing what you find as it does seam very strange that all these very different plants with deep tap roots are the honeysuckle ok ?

27 Jun, 2010

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