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Have we lost these shrubs?


We have two shrubs with this problem. They were planted 3 years ago and have never thrived. I can't remember what they were. Can I treat them or should they go?  

Thnak you for any advice


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I think they are viburnums and suffering from a severe attack of viburnum beetle.  See here for advice from the RHS:

    As I try not to use any chemicals, my vote would be to remove them and replace with something else,  looking upon it as a planting opportunity! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • CatanCatan Posts: 2

    Thank you, yes they are Viburnum! Oh dear, looks like a trip to the garden centre is due. Sadly they were the best shrubs for that space according to the plant selector. 

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