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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

I've a well established patch of one of the tall persicarias, one end is perfectly OK the other end has suffered damage. I don't use weedkillers and it's nowhere that it could be affected by anyone else's. It was fairly weed covered until today. The weeds were healthy.

Near by I have another species of persicaria, also affected. But lots of others that look fine





  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,394

    something pee'ing on it in the night?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    I wondered about that Cloggie. Must be a new pee-er to the garden, never had anything like that before.

    I think this one will survive it, not so sure about the new one.

    Last edited: 23 April 2017 22:06:24

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,394

    Have you got a fence down?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367


    We're open to the world Cloggie. We have muntjac, occasional Roe, badger, fox, other people's cats, rats and elephants

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422

    In my experience it's the elephants wot dunnit!!!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    I wouldn't be at all surprised madpenguin image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    nutcutlet says:


    We're open to the world Cloggie. We have muntjac, occasional Roe, badger, fox, other people's cats, rats and elephants

    See original post

     You've never got a Unicorn!?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    image Still waiting for one to turn up Lyn

    A peacock wandered through once.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312

    I've been pondering over this while I cleaned the bathroom ........ could it just have been nipped by frost/cold wind ...... I know they're hardy but new foliage of any plant can be a bit susceptible to the cold, and the ones I've seen do go brown in the winter ... and that end of the patch might just have caught a very chilly wind nipping across the East Anglian flatlands direct from the Urals.

    Just a thought image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    Looks like frost damage to me.  I had loads of this round my pond in the old garden and one spring it was all but wiped out by sudden chilly blasts form Siberia.   Went all brown and nasty like that.

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