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resres Posts: 38
My laurels have suddenly wilted after showing signs of new growth.

Also the plants have gone really soft.

Other than watering anything else could do?
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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 882
    You may want to add some photos to give us an idea...even if we have had enough laurel posts in the last two weeks to last a lifetime...'tis the season 😉
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • resres Posts: 38
    edited 22 May
    Laurels were flying with the very wet Feburary and then hot March/April, had growth shoots but now look weepy - they are planted on the boundary of a small wood with trees now with full canopies.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,664
    Show a photo of ‘weepy’ please. Difficult for anyone to advise without seeing it.m
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,028
    You may want to add some photos to give us an idea...even if we have had enough laurel posts in the last two weeks to last a lifetime...'tis the season 😉
     
    I just keep linking that thread in to all of the queries  :D

    Photo needed though - but the trees nearby are probably the issue. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • resres Posts: 38

  • resres Posts: 38
     Any thoughts on photo?
  • resres Posts: 38
    Is it best to have someone cut back canopies of trees?

    I believe laruels will grow -  though slower under trees.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,028
    Sorry - the photo isn't very helpful as it's all too far away, and sideways  :/

    If they have enough water, they'll grow anywhere, including below deciduous trees. Once they get enough moisture, they'll perk up. You could take a few inches off them to help them retain any moisture they get.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • resres Posts: 38
    The canopy of trees now with full leaves will be preventing any rain hitting them; is it best to reduce canopies and or hose plants each week?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,028
    Not really a good time of year to start removing branches of trees.
    I can't really see what size the laurels are, but I'm guessing about 3 feet [?] and they look very close together. A hosing once a week is nowhere enough if you don't have persistent rain. A bucketful every other day for each one is nearer the mark.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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