Dear Neil: What is occurring to these pittosporums? I have actually had them for many years. I have currently shed 2 shrubs.A: This is
most likely unrealized freeze damages from last February. Many garden enthusiasts that were growing pittosporums shed them within the initial few days of thawing. Others have experienced the very same point that you’re seeing. I do not believe this to be insect -or disease-related. Beloved Neil: Our next-door neighbor’s trumpetvine has actually made its way into our yard. It has gotten into bushes and also beds. We have actually found it impossible to collect. We attempt to maintain it remove at ground line, however it continues to spread out. What can we do?A: Perhaps your neighbor is having the exact same chaos, as well as possibly both of you might team up to eliminate the “mom “plant thatis triggering all the root sprouts. Cut the major plant off at ground line, drill holes 1/4 inch vast and also 1 inch deep right into the stump, as well as utilize an eyedropper to fill each of the openings with a broadleafed weedkiller( consisting of 2,4-D)at full stamina. It will certainly saturate into the stump, and also it will certainly be carried out to all of the origins. It needs to quit them from expanding. Any that do remain to expand can quickly sufficient be managed by trimming and sometimes by hand-digging the most awful of them.If your neighbors are not interested in doing this, your only recourse would be to dig a trench 15 or 18 inches deep as well as install a heavy vinyl pond lining obstacle to quit the roots
at the building line. You would still have to handle all the sprouts, but they would progressively fade away.