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Hello, my bay tree leaves over the last year have turned a mottled brown - see pictures
Any simple advice to cure this or deal with it?
Many thanks.


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,019
    Is your tree in a pot or in the ground? Can we see a picture of the whole plant?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pot is in the ground. Surrounded buy laurel
  • Sorry plant is in ground not pot! 
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,019
    It looks like It is suffering from lack of water - among other things😊
    A photo of the whole plant and situation would help.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Agree, a photo would help but it will most likely be struggling for water in competition with the laurels, which would weaken it and allow infection or sap-sucking pests such as scale insects to gain a foothold.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • please find please find attached.
    Laurel leaves are also looking a bit sad, picture of Bay tree in surrounding, Laurel and Laurel leaf

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,019
    It looks very dry and very crowded. That acuba on the right will get very big too. I think you'll have to decide which to keep. As the laurel seems to be winning the battle, it's probably best to go for that.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thanks for your great advice.
    Please find picture showing all three trees.
    i will look at moving the Bay.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,019
    It's worth a try. It hasn't really got a chance where it is at the moment. There's another thread on the go where someone has posted advice about moving a bay tree 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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