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09/06/2012 at 22:14

Please help me to identify the problem with my 2 year old apple tree. I am very inexperienced gardener, so any help will be much appreciated.

It looks like some insect colony.I have attached the three photos which I hope will help you to identify the problem. I would be extremely grateful if any of the more experienced gardeners would advice me on the best way to solve this.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8573.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8575.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8576.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

 

09/06/2012 at 22:23

It looks like you have a mixture of aphids there. Pick off any curled-up leaves and then spray with a food-safe insecticide from your garden centre. You will need to wet the actual insects on the underside of the leaves for it to work - it will probably need two or three applications.

12/06/2012 at 21:28

Thanks very much. I will  try what you suggested.

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