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Plum Tree Leaf Curl??

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:12

Hi All

I bought a limited growth plum tree about 4 years ago and last year for the first time it produced blossom but no fruit and the leaves started to curl and wither.  A new flush of leaves were then produced.  The same thing appears to be happening this year.  I have included some photos.  I believe it needs a prune but did not intend to do that until after fruiting this year.  Has anyone got an idea what is going on and how I deal with it?

Thanks  Bob


Pieris with brown edged leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:06

I have a 8 year old pieris (not sure which flavour) which has been very happy with me until this year.  As you can see from the photos the new leaf growth is yellow (from the original beautiful scarlet) and over the last two weeks the leaves have started to brown from the tips.  I am pretty confident it has not dried out and I feed it as prescribed.  I believe the leaves have normally gone through a lighter period before darkening to green but I have never seen them this yellow.  Am I worrying over nothing or is this something else to turn me even greyer?  Thanks.


Prune a Pear Tree?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:44

Great feedback.  Thanks to all.  Apologies for putting this in TalkBack when I was trying to get it in Fruit and Veg.  See attached photo - I hope!!!


Prune a Pear Tree?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 10:56

Hi All

I have had a pear tree which I bought as one of three (the others are apple and plum) miniatures about three years ago and it has finally fruited.  I pruned the apple tree to ensure no crossing branches and to keep the centre open.  Do I/should I do the same for this pear tree?  If the plum tree ever fruits will the same principle apply?  I have included a photo.  Sorry the only way I could do it.

Thanks  Bob


The Conference pear tree has produced some flowers but never set fruit and the Victoria plum has never produced flowers.  They are all in the same full sun, soil - clay, but reasonably drained and heavily mulched every year.  Any ideas why no fruit or suggestions to change it? 


I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:16

Thanks all.  Your comments seem to confirm my thoughts.  I shall be talking to the owners to see how they want to proceed.  Cheers.

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:26

I am a volunteer with Age UK and I 'do' gardens for the less able.  A couple have recently moved in to a house with an established garden and part has what I am pretty sure is vinca planted.  Unfortunately the area has a membrane covered with bark chips.  The vinca has sent out runners but few of them root because of this.  The result is a mess of tangled runners with isolated 'plants'.  I have never grown vinca so am I right in my assumption that it is unlikely to produce the ground cover for which it is normally (I am guessing) planted?  If I am correct then I intend to force some of the runners through the membrane in order to produce the required result.  Any comments gratefully received.  Cheers.

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