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laurel hedge problems


By Andyjet

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

could someone help me the leaves on my hedge are wrinkling up on the edges and holes are appearing on the leaves .on the back of the effected leaves are brown patches we have had the laurel hedge for about 12 years and its been fine up until the last year we cut it abt three times ayear and keep it about 5ft high




sounds like a fungal infection, I dont know what you'd do to treat it but remove in inected leaves and those that have dropped off and burn or put in household refus bin.

it could also be down to frost damage . see what others suggest. we are a friendly bunch. welcome too.

27 Apr, 2009


When cutting the laurel this year, trim only with secateurs, do not leave any cut leaves which will encourage mildew/fungus. You may also have a visit from the dreaded vine weevil, if you can, water the root area with a solution of Armillatox, feed also after the smell has gone with a strong solution of Tomorite. I hope this will help you with your problem.

27 Apr, 2009


Okay thanks the two of you, here's a photo of it anyway:

27 Apr, 2009


Thanks for the photo Andy, I'm pretty certain this is vine weevil damage, but you may also have mildew. Cut the leaves with your secateurs and burn them.

27 Apr, 2009

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