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Damage to fir's



Hi, as my screen name suggests I'm a newbiee to gardening. 

We are about to move from a flat to a house with front and rear garden.

The front garden is a bit over grown with grass and hedges that I'm confident I can start to learn to deal with. (Fingers crossed) 

We have two, what I think, are type of fir's? 

They both seem to have damage/dead parts in them, one at the base and the other through the fir. 

Any advice on how to deal with this issue would be welcome.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    They won't green up where they're brown, most conifers don't unfortunately. I think I'd remove the yellow one, cut out the dead bits on the green and see what it looks like when you've done that. The browning could have been caused by many things, overgrowing with weeds  or other plants is a common one. The low area on the green one might be that or something peeing up it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    The Cypress on the right looks OK and the one on the left is ok-ish though I would move both away from the house. Do you have a better place for one or both?

  • Thanks for your replies, I can move one or even both I'm sure, there is a 260m^2 rear garden (with grass up to my knee's). The front garden is not as big. 

    To be honest the front and back garden have mature hedges, bushes, trees in them but I have no idea how to identify any of them, I'm struggling with the two border hedges in the front garden ( pictures of leaf below) 

    I'm hoping to do the same with things I need to identify and in turn research how to look after things. 







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