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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

Here

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

Here

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

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