Advanced search

What is this?

(26 Posts)
Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 12:44:02

And is it dead?

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 12:45:15

No photo!

RaffertyFair Sun 24-Mar-19 12:50:12

Not sure if it's dead but it appears to be invisible grin

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 12:52:46

It's the latest evolutionary version of the triffids, they added invisibility in v2.41

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 12:52:49

Argh can’t post any photos for some reason

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 12:53:18

Are you new?

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 12:53:32

No confused

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 12:56:08

That's odd then. I was going to say describe it but not if it's a bunch of twigs in which case, yes, probably dead.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 12:57:56


Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 12:59:39


brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 13:12:57

It looks like it has some buds on it at the end? The wood is like the colour of ash/alder but it's the wrong shape.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 13:23:49

Yes some buds but it’s very crispy and dried out.

House was empty for the last two years and I think last years heatwave has killed half the garden

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 13:34:05

The size of the buds makes me wonder about some sort of magnolia. It looks dead to me but keep watering it and see what happens - I had a buddleia that looked dead for years and then suddenly sprouted last year.

Trethew Sun 24-Mar-19 14:06:22

Reckon that’s a dead rhododendron

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 15:18:37

Some other potentially dead plants

SeventhWave Sun 24-Mar-19 15:23:54

Just wait a while... it's too soon to tell with a lot of shrubs. Same with the sad brown humps of leaves, there night be rather nice perennials under there.

ATowelAndAPotato Sun 24-Mar-19 15:28:56

I’ve just dug something similar up out of my garden. It was on its last legs when we bought the house so I saw enough of it before it died to call Rhododendron!

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 15:30:53

Ok thanks everyone I will give it another month!

TournamentBattle Sun 24-Mar-19 16:04:59

To be honest I normally do the following:

1- check whether the stalks bend.
2- snip one and check if there is any kind of green.
3- dig around the base a little to see if anything new is sprouting.
4- leave it a month wink

brizzlemint Sun 24-Mar-19 16:14:54

The long spindly sticks need to be cut down to the ground but have a look at the base as there will probably be a plant growing happily there.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 16:34:11

This whole area needs sorting. Someone grew lots of things once by the looks of it but it’s not been looked after for a few years and I don’t really know where to start. It’s also a rented house so I don’t want to make any big or expensive changes

Paddingtonthebear Sun 24-Mar-19 16:35:29

Other side is better

wowfudge Sun 24-Mar-19 19:44:59

The first thing that came to mind was an azalea. I agree with PPS about leaving it a month and seeing if it's still living.

Paddingtonthebear Wed 12-Jun-19 15:48:23

Well you weren’t wrong smile, it’s all go out there now

Paddingtonthebear Wed 12-Jun-19 15:49:23

It was a dead rhodendron bush though, so it was pulled out

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »