Paddy McGuigan;901452 Wrote:
> I am no expert on gardening and would really appreciate some advice. I
> have a escallonia hedge running along the side of my house. The side of
> the house that it runs along is north facing but most of the hedge
> benefits from a reasonable level of sun. I have noticed that the leaves
> are starting to turn yellow with black spots. It reminds me of an attack
> by greenfly? on roses but I have checked both the affected and
> unaffected leaves and cannot detect any prescence. Is this a normal
> withering that happens in Autummn or is it being attacked by something
Sounds to me like it may just be wear and tear from the weather.
I wouldn't worry for this season - a lot of plants are starting to look
drab and tired at the moment.
If it struggles a lot in the spring consider a plant feed to give it a
boost and if there are any signs of this leaf discoloration again chop a
lump off and send it to the experts, either the RHS if you are a member
or you can send it to us here at Ornamental Tree Nurseries, presuming
you are in the uk.