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Cat 3Cat 3 Posts: 107

Hi All can anyone let me know if my trees will survive the recent frost damage? I noticed today that all the buds on the apple tree are black.  I presume they are dead.  Will it rebud or has it had it for this year?  I also note that the tips of the Thuja trees have turned brown, look burnt.  Will the trees survive ?  Had lots of problems with the 50 thuja last year when planted and were very labour intensive to keep alive . Now we have had severe frosts almost every other day and snow.  Will the leaves re sprout. 

I feel like throwing in the towel with gardening.  Can't battle against the elements 



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,971

    Assuming you live in the UK cat - your trees will be fine.
    If the trees are young, they will need plenty of water in the 1st year or so after planting to get established. If they've dried out for any significant period that won't have done them any favours.
    If your trees have been planted for some years, the snow, wet, cold, ice etc will have no detrimental effect, unless snow/wind causes branch damage

    You gotta learn to work with the elements ;)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    Oh dear, don't give up! Watch your garden and learn what succeeds and what doesn't. Where I live - the South East - we have had a number of years where the early months of winter have been very mild, encouraging unseasonal growth. Then hard frost and bitter winds arrive just as Spring should be coming. This can certainly knock plants back but most pull through and you soon learn what is adaptable enough and what isn't. Real gardening is not like on TV; you work with local conditions and learn to go with what you have rather than an ideal.

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