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Plant Problems

24/11/2015

Why are there holes in the leaves of my hedging plants?

Holes in the leaves of hedging plants can be quite common but are not a serious concern. They are often due to leaf scorch rather than disease and the damaged leaves will fall off as new foliage appears in the spring. An easy way to help prevent leaf scorch is by watering in the morning or evening when the sun is not strong. Any water remaining on the leaves may be evaporated by strong sun, which can burn through the leaves causing holes. This is not detrimental to the overall... Read More

21/11/2015

Why are the leaves of my hedging plants different colours?

Often with new plants the leaves can differ in colour, this is completely normal as the growing sites may vary. For example, a plant that is grown in a windier spot may exhibit different foliage colour to that of a plant grown in a more sheltered location. Soil type can also have an impact on the colour of the leaves due to the nutrients that are available. With some species of hedging plants the young foliage displays a brighter colour, however, as the plants mature this will even out. Once... Read More

28/11/2014

Why have the leaves of my hedge plants turned yellow?

Although this is not a common occurrence, we understand that if you find the foliage of your plants turning yellow this can be quite worrying. However, it can simply be caused by transplant shock when your young hedging plants are adjusting to their new site. As long as you continue to care for your plants this should soon settle down and the normal colour will return. If after a month, the leaves of your plants are still yellow, our Service team are available for advice and to discuss further options.... Read More