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21/05/2012 at 13:37

I moved into a house last September with a beautiful old apple tree in the garden.  It's about 80 years old and cropped very heavily last year.  I had someone round to look at it shortly afterwards who told me it looked very healthy.

From a distance it now looks very healthy but on closer inspection a huge number of leaves and blossom are dying.  Where there is a cluster of 'apples' the whole section (leaves as well) is dying and falling off. 

Apologies if this is entirely normal and a silly question, but it looked quite alarming when I was looking yesterday as it seems to be affecting huge numbers of areas.

Many thanks

Sarah

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