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pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:56

Thank you for your advice again. Fruit trees are an area I am not familiar with. I will follow your advice re pruning. I don't actually like pears and am growing it for my husband. I guess we won't be argueing over the pear if we are able to grow any!!!

pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 23:22

Thank you waterbutts for your advice. The pear tree at present is growing more as a column at the moment. Lots of healthy growth. The dwarf  trees were bought as bare root plants and have been grafted. I would imagine it might be a year or so before they bear any fruit. I believe they are self fertile plants. How should I prune the pear tree and when? At the moment it looks quite happy. They are sited in a sunny sheltered spot.

pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:08

Have recently bought a dwarf cherry tree and dwarf pear tree which I am growing in large pots. How and when do I prune them. The cherry tree has become a bit leggy and having never grown them in pots before need some advice. Also, do I need to protect them over winter eg in the greenhouse.?

woolly aphid on crab apple tree

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 18:44

We had the same problem last year and tried everything from chemicals, soapy water and pressure washing it. In the end we decided to remove it completely. It was at least  8 years old and had been lopped. It began to excrete a sticky white powder which damaged other plants. Best plan, remove and plant something else.

Woolly aphids

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:55
After some weeks and advice,we have blasted the crab apple tree with water, sprayed it several times with washing up liquid but the woolly aphids/fungus keeps returning! It seems the only option now is to have it removed. Can anyone else come up with any other suggestions? We have also sprayed it with a systemic insecticide.

Woolly aphids

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 18:56
Many thanks daituom. Will the systemic insecticide have any effect on the fruit.? The aphids tend to be on the branches and new growth and not so much on the leaves themselves. Apparently the tree has been previously lopped. We have only lived at this property since October last year so we are not sure what the condition was before it was lopped.

Woolly aphids

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 17:34

I have discovered my crab apple tree has woolly aphids. What is the best way to treat it?. It has been suggested that I need to cut it down. I have blasted it with a pressure washer several times and also sprayed it with a general bug killer. It still comes back. help please!!

Diseased Crab Apple Tree

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 11:46

I have recently moved to a house that has two crab apple trees. They have recently been lopped by previous owner. This years new growth appears healthy but appears to be covered in some kind of aphid or disease. It appears to have released a white sap or other which I found on my car. Can anyone suggest what I might use to resolve this problem.

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pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

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Woolly aphids

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Diseased Crab Apple Tree

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