Bay trees often throw up " suckers " or new shoots from just below or just above the soil level. That's fine if you are growing them in a bush shape, they will simply. Sap- sucking bay leaf suckers attack bay trees, distorting and yellowing the leaves. Find out how to tackle them, with help from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. This page provides advice on how to tell if you have bay tree suckers and how to deal with suckers on bay trees in your garden.
HOW TO GET RID OF TREE ROOT SUCKERS
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To do this gently burrow into the compost around the base of a shoot and trace it down as far as you can. During this winter they started to die back with dead-looking leafs on the lower portions of the plants. Botanist who left austerity-hit Kew for Singapore: Inevitably some root damage will occur but remember that it is the tiny fibrous roots which absorb the all important water. Royal Horticultural Society announces special award to recognise the efforts of finalists who have overcome adversity. Should I put them back outside. Can I safely cut the main trunk back by half and still have it survive and look decent with pruning?