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What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 18:03

Absolutely no idea what we are going to use. Copper sulphate may be bought from other sources, like Wine making places I have been told.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 10:44

No, that tree does not look as if it needs cutting back. I would reduce any new growths to 2 buds length from the point of origin, and take out any growth going inwards, but that is all.

Teasel

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 18:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17511.jpg?width=338&height=350&mode=max

 

It is as tough as old boot leather. It must be, it survives in my garden.  The flowers are not much to look at and seem unscented to humans, but the bees adore them. Nice blue/black berries over winter too. A robust grower, so give it room, or keep cutting it back as we do.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:57

Spray anywhere where the fungus spores might lodage, ie all the bark. It is not guaranteed to stop it, but it does reduce it. Or, at least it has on ours.

And Bluebell16's tree also has a bit of Scab on the leaves. Woryth spraying with Bordeaux mixture for that too.

By the way that is being withdrawn pretty soon too.

spring onions

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:54

Save your legs, Chives freeze very easily. Snip them into bits and put them on a tray and into the freezer. Then when ready crumble in to a bag and that way you can use them in whatever quantity you need. We had a handful sprinkled on the Soup today.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:04

But only once apparently.

Teasel

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 10:59

Lonicera alseuosmoides,an evergreen climbing Honeysuckle is our Bee magnet when in flower. Counted over 1,000 on it one time, of all different types too.

 

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 21:22

Closer picture would help, but yes it could be Brown Rot. Collect up and dispose of any fruit affected, especially the ones which fall. The spores come from them to re-infect the tree. There are no Fungicides for amateur use, but, if you can get it, copper sulphate sprayed on the bark from early Spring can help. Also make sure that air can circulate round the trees, that also helps.

spring onions

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:46

Great, but we cannot get Red onions seed to germinate either. Very odd as I also grow a lot of different ornamental onions and usually get 100% germination, 'tis only the edible ones which will not grow. And, yes I have tried every suggestion ever made in every Veg growing handbook and on the Interweb thingy. Cannot even get them to germinate in petrie dishes in agar jelly.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:43

If you look very carefully at the corms, you should see a small lump (bit like a tine volcanic cone) in the centre ish of one side. That is the top of the corm. Not that it really matters, I more often than not plant them on their sides. Won't have many this year, seomething has dug the up and eaten them and they were beginning to make neice, self seeding clumps too.

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