Posted: 09/09/2017 at 12:59
I agree with Borderline's and Iain's comments. One thing you can do to help reduce insect problems next year is to remove all fallen fruit and leaves from the ground beneath the trees after all the leaves have fallen. The reason is that the larvae will come out of the leaves and fruit and then pupate in the leaf litter and surface of the soil, so once clear give the surface a good hoeing a couple of times over a week and let the birds get in there to feed on any pupae which you will have uncovered. Then lay a good layer (at least a couple of inches thick) of well-rotted manure on the surface which will also feed the trees for next year.
Last edited: 09 September 2017 13:00:17