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Tomato Plants suddenly wilting

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:10

I agree with Italophile....those plastic greenhouses can become veritable bake-houses during quite moderate sunny days.

Curly leaves on my plum

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:00
Berghill wrote (see)

Not keen on spraying with a systemic insecticide on something I want to eat. We get this every year and ignore it. The trees produce their fruit without seeming to come to any harm.

Just watch out for ants 'farming ' the aphids and take steps to stop the ants from climbing the tree and moving the aphids to new leaves.

I totally agree, Bergill and I do understand that spraying isn't for everyone. Although the fruit isn't affected, it does look unsightly, especially when sooty mould colonises the honeydew secreted by these aphids.

I don't use sprays lightly, but when I do,  'Bug Clear' is my choice because it is as environmentally friendly as they come. 

Curly leaves on my plum

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:07

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/BEV1568_LEAF_CURLING_PLUM_APHID_DAMAGE_TO_DAMSON_LEAVES_zps327bab59.jpg

 Googled image:

This is fairly typical.

 

Hi, lydiaann.....I'm almost sure this will as a result of a plum aphid infestation, look closely for them.  I would recommend a spraying of a systemic insecticide such as 'Bug Clear'.

Good luck.

Rake

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:01
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Cheers David xx  ((hugs)) 

 

And that's given me an idea for a thread ........................................... 

Hey-up! Never had a cyber hug here before   Mike will be after me.  

Rake

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 14:53

 Clarngton - "wear a blue jacket like Montys when I'm driving the steam engines".....now's there's a thing! So do I, cept I have to bribe drivers or platelayers for mine.

We used to be issued with a grey coloured version.

Retired signalman, as ever was.

Rake

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 14:47

Sorry, Dove xx....ImpHosta was right.

gardeners world

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:41
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Well, to combined the two topics......if my OH stays out until silly o'clock on Saturday celebrating us staying in the Championship, I am hoping to watch all the GW programmes i have recorded back to back and make notes 

 

Ah! The Seasiders.

gardeners world

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:37

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/005_zps3f9add13.jpg

 

Poor old Monty.....he does no right.

Given you have about a hundred years ahead of yew, they do make rather a splendid hedge.

I took this pic of some belonging to Madge at her Sandringham pile.....attending an invitation to tea, of course.

Rake

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 12:55

The sceptic in me wonders if Monty may be getting a rake-off.

gardeners world

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 12:51

Don't you just love this forum? Here we are on a thread intended to discuss Gardeners' World and here we are putting the football world to rights......in the days of the BBC, we would have been deported for such off-topic behaviour.

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