My evergreen (not sure what type) is turning brown in parts - should I be worried or is this normal?
Is there anything I can do to help it get it's colour back?
It's a fir tree of some kind. Unfortunately, the brown sections are dead and won't regrow fresh green growth. If you follow the brown down and find there are green shoots below, cut the brown section off just above where the healthy growth is. If you're very, very, lucky the green shoots may grow and cover the bare parts you have now revealed. However, in the vast majority of cases, the tree will continue to die back, so seriously consider removing it and seeing this as an opportunity to plant something else.
Can't add anything to the good advice from Bob.
that's how mine are,dying I think from a virus of sorts as my lilac did.
If I had a similar space, I'd probably go for one of those narrow, tall flowering cherries called Prunus Amanogawa. Always wanted one!
I have heard that this problem is caused by a small white fly ( from South Africa ) how true this is I don't know, but they are eating my Lleyandii hedge at a rate of knots - I have tried spraying with an insecticide but to no avail - this disease ? seems to be attacking all sorts of conifers, when you are out and about look at the hedging -- everyone seems to be blighted by this
Kelly, it's usual on here to have doughnuts after doing something strenuous like that - it's amazing how it helps