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kitty's Journal

kitty's Journal

Last Post 17 days 10 hours ago

losses

10 February 2011 16:25:07

hi everyone

took a walk out the front garden a couple of minutes ago, my photinia "Red Robin" is definately dead, i scraped the bark and it is brown, i am so disappointed, really loved that shrub. god knows what else has gone. It would make you wonder what will survive if we keep getting these winters of -17 degrees. i am not going to do anyting with the front until i have the new veg beds done. i have enough to do up to april at least.


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unagrant unagrant 10 February 2011 17:42:51

That really is disappointing.  Losses here as well.


Lìga Lìga 10 February 2011 17:59:20

Same here...:(


Jacinta Jacinta 10 February 2011 18:59:26

Gosh, I wouldn't have thought that Photinia would be so affected. Pity that.


fraoch fraoch 10 February 2011 20:23:00

That's a shame.


rosburke rosburke 10 February 2011 21:21:52

That is disappointing. I am afraid to go around to check all my stuff. Lots look poor.


kitty kitty 10 February 2011 22:44:42

i really thought it was hardy. there is weedblock and a good dept of decrotive stone. i was also look at the berberis thumbergii and the euonymous the ground cover one looks a bit unwell also


Keego Keego 10 February 2011 22:54:36

Kitty so disappointing but at least now we have the New Spring growth to look forward to


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 10 February 2011 23:06:57

I wonder did the weedblock add to the problem? I notice that weedblock in my gaden holds moisture in the ground because there is no evaporation so maybe the photinia didn't like having its feet in frozen water???


Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 February 2011 23:38:35

Such a shame to lose plants, I have removed most of my weedblock as it seemed to make the soil wet also due to problems planting into it and wood chip moving off it.


kitty kitty 12 February 2011 23:01:23

i dont know if it was but i will have to sort it out in a couple of weeks, hoping to sow some perennials lke rudbeckias and echinasea and pampas grass and a few others


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