die back

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Synonyms for die back

suffer from a disease that kills shoots

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4 Clean the bulbs of early tulips and daffodils, which have had time to die back and store them in shallow trays in a cool shed ready for replanting in October.
During the last years, considerable number of fungi and pathogenic insects on cypress in Hassan Abad region has been reported among which diplodia pinea could be pointed as die back agent, GondermaLuideaKaresta as root and trunk decay agent, Trametes Pubescenspilat that lives on cypress trees root and trunk as semiparasitic form and pestlotipsis funereal as die back agent cypress trees in the other parts of Mazandaran.
If 40 percent of the pancake is severed, then 40 percent of the canopy will die back in following years as the tree tries to rebalance the root system with the crown.
A The leaves go silver then brown, the branches begin to die back and the disease would then spread through the tree.
Elbow add ethereal atmosphere to U2's Running To Stand Still, Duffy takes Macca's Live And Let Die back to the 60s, and The Kooks cover Kinks classic Victoria (a case of spot the difference).
As these plants come up, flower, seed, and die back for the winter, you will get to know them well.
When the plants die back in the fall, we leave them in place and watch their seeds become food for acrobatic squirrels.
That involves a process called peening, which allows recovery of minimal clearance by spreading the edge of the die back to its original size using an air-operated hammer.
If they die back, they do not come back from their own roots because they are grafted onto the other root stock.