Dead Ulex

Iris Doherty asked 10 years ago

On a recent journey from Inishowen to Dublin I noticed that most of the whin/gorse (Ulex) along the roadside seem to have died. Would this have been caused by the severe winter or is there a disease on the rampage?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Believe or not, furze is not completely hardy and it is occasionally damaged or killed by very hard frost. It recovers from low down or from seeds.