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Talkback: Pear leaf blister mite

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 12:51

You can remove the affected leaves, but there's no treatment that I'm aware of. Although it looks awful, it shouldn't affect the crop.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 12:39

Sunshine, rain later.

Predicted to be chucking it down tomorrow when I'm due to go to Harlow Carr.....

idea's please

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 12:37

In case you don't have access to a lot of organic soil improver at the moment, there is also a product called "Claybreaker" available to break up the soil. The cheaper option is to buy gypsum from a builders' yard.

You will still benefit from adding organic material, but this will get you started.

Beasties etc found in lawns

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 23:06

There is also a biological control available from Nemasys, I believe.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:29

Frank, stop showing off!!!!!  Just because I had to chase a duck off my lawn today.....

Beasties etc found in lawns

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:23

The alternative is to treat the lawn in late summer with Provado Lawn Grub Killer - you'll find it in your local garden centre.

Help! Tens of Tree Saplings all over lawn - how to kill?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:46

That's definitely a sucker. I'd be cautious about using a stump killer - that would probably affect the tree. Instead, expose the base of the shoot and cut it off as flat as you can to the root, or rip it off - that might be enough to stop it sprouting again.

Where to plant a forsythia cutting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:41

They will also tolerate less sunny positions as long as they get a few hours' sunshine a day - mine has a north-westerly aspect.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:21

Hello all, good to see you here!


Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:41

It sounds like you have an insect infestation of some sort. Have a good look at the underside of the leaves with a magnifying glass - it may be scale insect, small white or brown limpet-like creatures. If there are only a small number you can wipe them off; larger infestations can be treated with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer.

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