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Weeping crab apple and forsythia- dead??

emski_fletcheremski_fletcher Chester, UKPosts: 41
Hi, we planted these in early April and then had a month of frost at night and scorching sun in the day which as Adam Frost would say, has mullered them!. I think they could be dead but it is worth cutting back to ground level to try to revive them? Thanks!

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    Did you water them after planting?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • emski_fletcheremski_fletcher Chester, UKPosts: 41
    Yes plenty - maybe too much?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    It's difficult to be exact, but I think the soil doesn't look great- a lot of weeds etc, so perhaps they would have benefited from some extra nutrition - organic matter added to the soil in the form of compost, rotted manure etc. Did you prep the ground at all  before planting?
    They're both large specimens, and they can be harder to establish, especially if the conditions aren't good. They'd have needed a good can full of water every couple of days if it was dry.
    Alternatively, if the ground is constantly wet, that wouldn't have helped, but again, organic matter is the key to improving it  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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