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sellickbhoy

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rosemary and bay tree question
« on: April 04, 2010, 08:18:35 pm »
friend of mine has some well established rosemary plants and a bay tree in their garden, but with the cold winter they are looking a bot wretched

the leaves are now very brown in colour on then.

any suggestions on how to resurrect them??

doganjo

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 09:13:42 pm »
The bay will recover - just remove the dead/brown/blotchy leaves, and next year wrap some garden fleece round it before the frosts start.

The rosemary should be OK too but it can be cut back to encourage growth of new shoots.
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MiriMaran

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 10:09:32 pm »
As Doganjo said just removed unsightly stems.

sellickbhoy

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 10:43:18 pm »
thanks

JD

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 08:30:06 pm »
I wouldnt remove anything until after threat of further frosts has passed. The brown leaves will give some protection to any new growth.
JD 

MiriMaran

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 08:49:30 pm »
Good point JD

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 10:11:36 pm »
I wouldnt remove anything until after threat of further frosts has passed. The brown leaves will give some protection to any new growth.
JD 

I think I did mention using garden fleece
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northfifeduckling

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 11:37:59 pm »
my Rosemary looks dead as a Dodo. Wait and see but I don't have much hope... :&>

lazybee

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 06:40:09 pm »
The bay should be okay, but the rosemary could be in trouble. When a rosemary branch dies back it keeps dying. Its best to cut down the dead branch back to good wood.

northfifeduckling

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 06:41:49 pm »
mine's a goner, have to get a new one... :( :&>

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Re: rosemary and bay tree question
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2010, 07:24:21 pm »
I bought a Rosemary tree when my bush ones died. It got so big I had to leave it behind when I moved.  Must try to get another one, they are much more hardy.
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