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if a lily Pilly starts to die from lack of water can it be saved?

we have a hedge of dwarf Lilly Pilly Allyn Magic. They seem to have all died suddenly. There were some leaves in the middle turning brown and dropping but now all of them have or are turning brown.
I think it is due to lack of water as we were away and friends were meant to be looking after them. Can they be cut back and saved? They are in a flower box facing south, above our garage and receive alot of sun.

Submitted: 05:10PM, 22 Oct 2017
Answer: Hi Manoj,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

An easy way to check if plants are still alive is to scratch the stem. For a living tree, this should be lime green, in a dead tree it is dry and brown.

I would suggest to water in some Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It’s an organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/dynamic-lifter-liquid-concentrate

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
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