The Green's DeathUpdated: June 11th, 2016
I'm not harping on about the general environment being decimated by us humans, although it has it's affect. I'm becoming all to aware of the failure of plants I thought virile, dying.
So apart from the general disease initiated: all alder have died and although elm regrows from a few seed, these are dwindling as the lifespan of the new trees is shortening. Luckily I have seen no die-back of the oak and ash as observed elsewhere in the UK.
The plants I'm having problems with are:
- Rosemary: I had a good looking bush some inch in diameter, some six years old and then it just died.
- Lavender: Each year, a few from the dozen or so I'd grown from seed (both English and French) died. I thought they may have bee too wet so placed the last two within a metre or so of a hawthorn, thinking the hawthorn would sap most of the water. The hawthorn was cropped so there was plenty of sun. For a few years this was fine, now suddenly they are dead. I've planted an oregano/marjoram in place of one.
- Cherry: Although never a productive tree, some dozen years old, it appears dead this year. Middle of May, and no blossom nor leaf. June 11th, no show?