We have a humungous horse chestnut tree in the front garden.Three years ago it got a disease and started to turn brown in mid summer.
We noticed lots of other trees over the whole of the country were doing the same :(
It is a combination of a leaf miner and a canker. However, after 2 years of having it, it was fine last year.
Back again this year though. It produces a vast number of conkers still, so perhaps it will be fine again next year.
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Still makes a mess of the garden though! This is about a 5th of the ground beneath it, much to the local children's delight! I allow everyone to come and collect conkers, seeing as they are no longer allowed to play conkers at school...booo...hissss!!!
Virginia Creeper by the front door.