East Sussex, United Kingdom
This is actually a question regarding my neighbour's beech hedging. A south east facing hedge that runs for about 20 or so metres and now in full leaf. Over the last week or so, the leaves along the bottom length of the bush have turned brown and died yet the rest of the hedge looks perfectly healthy.
When discussuing this recently at a local garden centre, my neighbour was told that this may be due to the recent cold spell and overnight frosts. As it was so early in the season, she was told to apply blood, fish and bone fertilizer and new growth should come back.
Any advice or observations would be gratefully received. Thank you!
- 25 May, 2012