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Hedging to a disaster


Good Morning,

Last year, following some advice I cut back on one side a hedge as it blocked half of our front entrance. It seemed at first to bounce back with small green shoots in places. Now that we are coming into the summer I am surprised to see a darkining of the leafs at the end of each branch. Is my hedge dieing, if so is there anything I can do at this stage to stop it? or is this common for this time of year, I note that similar hedges are darking across the road but not to the same extent? Please help..


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Well its Yew so it should recover. I'd keep it well watered for a few weeks and see how it goes. It's probably objected to the haircut, but it's highly unlikely to die on you.

  • dale6dale6 Posts: 2

    Hi Dave thanks for the reply, the haircut was done at the end of summer last year. I shall try watering as ground does seem a little dry despite living in west coast of Scotland. Would a plant food or compost help?

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    It wouldn't hurt dale.

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