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Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:59

Topbird, I live in Derby and we have a very large garden centre called Derby Garden Centre, believe owned by the Dutch, they have every thing imaginable except a good selection of plants. I would never go to a garden centre to buy cheese and wine but they have them, so some people must or else they wouldn't sell them.

I would like to get some comments about Jelly King, because I only want the crab apples to make jelly.

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:25

Thanks Buddyboy for directing me to two very informative websites. After looking at these sites I have decided against John Downie because it is susceptible to scab. Instead have decided on Jelly King unless anyone can persuade me diffidently. 

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 00:08

It seems that John Downie is the Crab Apple to go for. Any suggestions as to where to order one from?

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:37

Thanks Berghill for the info, too late this year for crab apple jelly but will try it next year. Will leave the old tree untill the new tree bears fruit.

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:42

I have an old crab apple tree which last year had no fruit and this year all the apples were diseased so have decided not to waste any more time on it.  Can anyone recommend a  crab apple tree for a small garden good for making jelly.

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:43

Hi Buddyboy

My family will be over the moon with your advice to leave the tree standing. Actually my life would not have been worth living if I had taken the tree down, so hopefully the tree will continue to live a long health life.

The leaves are as you described, yellow and maroon, natural autumn colouring.

Many thanks for your advice and will let you know if there any new developments with the Snake Bark Maple.


Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 15:01

Hi Buddyboy

Here is the other photo of my tree.


Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 14:48

Hi Buddyboy, here is photo 1 of Snake Bark Maple 

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:06

Hi Buddyboy

Tried to send some photos but was not successful, will try again tomorrow. The branch I described is not dead so it must the same as the other marks on the tree. The leaves are not turning yellow, just the normal leaf drop. The bark does not seem to be in good condition, has small cracks.

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 14:23

The leaves of the tree look perfectly healthy but small cracks are appearing on the large branches around the back where the blue rope is. Also noticed die back on one of the small branches above the bird box. My son asked what the difference between die back and the damage shown in the photos is! Not knowing I said they were the same eventhough I'm sure they are not.

There is no oozing from the cracks only white markings as the ones on the bark.

The long cracks face west and think they appeared after the had winter of 2010 but not sure about 2011.



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