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Bush with dying leaves

cj_hcj_h Posts: 5
Hi, sorry I know nothing when it comes to gardening but we have this (bush?) in our garden which looks in a really bad way. I wasn’t sure whether cutting the worst affected parts away and spraying the rest with fungicide would help? Any advice would be hugely appreciated, thanks!

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,114
    It's Fatsia japonica. They often get damage - especially over winter into spring.
    Just cut the damaged stem off - right back to the trunk. It'll produce more.
    Apart from that - it looks fine.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,202
    It's great! It's come through winter with hardly any damage and is raring to go. You can cut out dead bits and feed it if you want to, but don't spray it with anything! It might be glad of some water if your weather has been very dry.
  • cj_hcj_h Posts: 5
    Amazing, thanks so much to both of you, this is massively appreciated
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,114
    They're quite easy plants, and you can cut them back hard to rejuvenate them or if they're getting too big. They'll come away no bother  :)
    Moisture and some shade is the ideal, as they can get bleached if it's too sunny.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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