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During the month of May, we primarily received “complaints” about some serious issues
Frost damage after the ice saints on trees and shrubs in the gardens.

frost damage
What should you do after this year's frost damage? Cut back? No man
should generally do nothing of the sort, but wait patiently to see if a later one comes up
fresh new growth shows. Only in exceptional cases when entire shoots have already died
are, a pruning can be provided. You have to know that our shrubs on
such small "weather catastrophes" can be prepared and reacted to very effectively. she
namely have so-called sleeping buds or eyes that are not visible, but
located under the bark or in the leaf and shoot axils. are the circumstances
unproblematic, they remain on hold, possibly over many
years or even decades. You are always prepared for the eventuality
necessary restoration of lost plant parts as a result of such and
similar damages. Only when these small new shoots indicate or show, can
decide to what extent a pruning can be carried out. By the way should
you also do not remove the dead leaves for aesthetic reasons, as they
provide optimum protection against excessive solar radiation for the new shoots that are to be expected.
We were also able to observe a phenomenon that was new to us. On some of our
Surprisingly, rhododendrons showed drooping leaves in early April. as
Cause drought and lack of water were out of the question, because we had them
Plants are supplied with sufficient water. Now in May we see fresh and healthy
upright new shoots, but the older leaves still look just as "weak".
like early April. The cause was the severe frost event in March (on March 23, 2020 on
Tomorrow down to -10°C) than the vegetation after the extremely warm winter in general
was already programmed for spring. Incidentally, during the winter period, the leaves of the
Rhododendrons generally do not suffer from the often much more severe frosts in winter.

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