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Browning Conifer problem

I fount out that one conifer starting to have brown patches and looks very sick. The other conifer is healthy.
Both get the same sun light and water.

Is there anything I can do in order to save the conifer?

I would appreciate any suggestions. 

Thanks, 
Dan

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045
    These things don't regenerate once the foliage goes brown so I suggest you bite the bullet and take it out before it gets uglier.

    You will then need to improve the soil before planting anything new as conifers strip nutrients and water form soil.  In fact, your soil  seems very dry and doesn't look like it has a lot of life so I would suggest giving the entire border a good mulch of some soil improver - well-rotted garden compost, manure, cheap MPC compost with added fertiliser form pelleted chicken manure..........

    Do this after you've had some serious rainfall or you'll lock in dryness.

    I'd suggest planting something a bit more in proportion to that narrow border and that can spread either along the fence - climber such as clematis or rambling rose - or else a small tree such as a sorbus whose trunk will be narrow but whose crown will grow above fence height and provide a long season of interest - spring foliage and blossom then berries for the birds and good autumn foliage colour. 



    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Peled1000Peled1000 Posts: 7
    Thank you very much Oblixx.
    I was afraid that there is no way to save it, but hoping maybe it will revive itself with some help...
    This conifer and another one were planted in the front garden by the previous owner years ago. 

    I will improve the soil in this narrow border and add a sorbus which seems to be a nice addition. 
    As I found that there are a different types of sorbus- what would be the recommended colorful one?
    Thank you again.
    Best,
    Dan
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Peled1000Peled1000 Posts: 7
    Great. Much appreciated. 
    Thank you.
    Dan
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045
    Pleasure.  Let us know how you get on and which you choose.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Peled1000Peled1000 Posts: 7
    Will do.
    Thank you
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