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25/07/2013 at 10:27

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I bought three bare root fruit trees recently: a braeburn apple, conference pear and a victoria plum. All on dwarft rootstock for patio planting. All three started to produce leaves within a week and seemed healthy. The apple still is, but the pear and plum developed black/brown edging on the leaves and have not grown since (for approx 3 weeks).

No sign of any bugs on the trees. Any suggestions what it could be?

I have attached a couple of pictures of the pear tree leaves. The blue residue on the leaves is Bordeaux mixture - in case of a fungal infection.

25/07/2013 at 11:05

Lack of water? It has been a very dry month so you need to provide the water that nature fails to provide. Give them a good soak at least once a week.

25/07/2013 at 11:52

Watered them regularly, in fact I was wondering whether I'd overwatered them!! 

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