Why have these leaves gone brown?

Nick74Nick74 Posts: 23

My dogwood leaves have started going brown, but they're not dry and crispy as I'd expect from under watering and the plant hasn't gone droopy. A similar problem is appearing on the hydrangea in the front garden.

any ideas?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,975

    Probably frost damage.  They will recover.   If it's been dry lately, make sure you water them, especially the hydrangea.

    The Vendée, France
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,160

    "chemicals in the rain"???? 

    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    Frost damage ... we've had so many reports and evidence of this in the past week since the temperatures plummeted due to a very chilly wind from the north east.

    Your plants are hardy and will recover. image

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,160

    You're absolutely right Sal.

    I don't believe it. 

    Do please feel free to provide conclusive , fact based , independently verified evidence though . I'd love to read up about it.

    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    Hosta image

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,160

    Now,  where did I leave my tin foil hat?

    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,328

    Eye of frog and toe of newt.

    When all the gay geezers got put inside And coloured kids was getting crucified
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    The leaves of hydrangeas and dogwoods have been turning those colours when exposed to cold weather, both in spring and autumn, for more than 60 years to my certain knowledge, and I was taught that by my grandmother who was born before the turn of the last century. 

    That leaf discolouration is not caused by chemicals or solar geo-engineering. 

    Last edited: 12 May 2017 18:20:23

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    See here http://homeguides.sfgate.com/frozen-hydrangea-76174.html and scroll down to 'Assessing the damage' for a description of the colour change in frosted hydrangea leaves. 

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • arneilarneil Posts: 163

    When I had a greenhouse and had tomato plants , the leaves used to go that colour if it was cold and I forgot to shut the greenhouse door . They did not get any rain , polluted or not , on the leaves

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