Laburnum

The leaves of my Laburnum are starting to yellow, should I be worried?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199

    If you're in a cooler part of the country, it could simply be turning autumnal - that certainly happens where I live. for instance, rowans are laden with very red/orange berries now, and some foliage is turning.  Alternatively, if you're in an area where it's been very hot and dry, the tree could be shedding some leaves due to being very dry, and therefore a bit stressed, and they'll turn yellow before being dropped.

    Could either of those be appropriate? If you have a pic or two, that would help with further advice  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199

    I think you're right  Bobby - and they often look a bit ropey by this time of year because of the seed pods too. We had one in the garden when I was growing up. They were very common trees back then, but have fallen out of favour a bit.

    Possibly because of the ' I can't grow that - it's poisonous'  fear mongering brigade! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254

    Fairy

    "Possibly because of the ' I can't grow that - it's poisonous'  fear mongering brigade! image"

    One wonders how the human race survived before such hysteria set in.

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199

    I know Hosta - I'm always surprised I've managed to get to 27......image

    What's sad is the amount of parents we see on the forum worrying about everything in the garden because they've heard those words, and they seem terrified their children will die the instant they set foot outside. Foxgloves, ponds, aconitum - the list goes on. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254

    Fairy, don't forget the dangers  indoors of table corners and uncovered plug sockets. Did our parent put little plastic blocks on them when we were small?

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199

    I don't they were available when we were little Hosta. We just had to smack our heads on everything until we learned!  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254

    I remember  friend telling me how he got his younger brother to stick metal knitting needles into the plug sockets and watch him being thrown across the room. 

    He even called his mother up to the bedroom to show her this new trick. 

    She wasn't amused.

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199
    Hostafan1 says:

    I remember  friend telling me how he got his younger brother to stick metal knitting needles into the plug sockets and watch him being thrown across the room. 

    He even called his mother up to the bedroom to show her this new trick. 

    She wasn't amused.

    See original post

     Older siblings eh?  image

    I don't think my sister was ever that unkind to me - if she was, I don't remember. She did apologise to me some years ago though, because she said she wasn't very nice to me when we were growing up!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254

    both boys thought it a scream. There was no malice involved. 

    The crazy things we did in the 60s eh?

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199

    image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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