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Privet hedge death

My privet hedge, has virtually overnight, been affected by something that appears terminal; following a day of rain large sections have turned brown. Leaves initially retained moisture and were firmly attached, drying now but not falling. On a major road hedge is 60+ years old and is regularly subjected to road spray. In addition huge increase in delivery vans parking off road next to hedge. Is this natural die back - any remedies, or possibly chemical pollution. All advice welcome.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    Hi @mccormackmark - unfortunately, privet can be prone to honey fungus, so it's possible that that's what it is.  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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