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victoria plum tree HELP with MAGGOTS!!!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:48

Hi, cuggles

This will be the maggots of the plumb codling moth and sadly there isn't much that can be done to save this year's fruit....it's been quite a bad year for it, btw.

To help for next year's crop, spray with winter tar oil wash when the tree is totally dormant....say late December, this will kill eggs & larvae hiding in the nooks & crannies of the bark. Also  wrap a grease-band around the trunk about 18" above the base.

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:12
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
On my phone so cant see it well. Looks like an echevaria. Needs to be frost free in the winter. Keep on the dry ish side.

 

Doh!  I wanted to say that!

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:07

Wow! Those are beautiful, Lyn.....such crisp detail.

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:38
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Not surprised to hear it's gone  David.

I won't be seeing the next one fortunately

 

 

I'm just happy to be here, nut  Anyway, must get on......curtain shopping this morning.

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:27

Ermm, thanks, nut.....sounds a tad complicated to me.

I'm not (obviously) ignoring the author of the latest little shindig, but (as expected) the whole thread has vanished this morning    again.

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 08:55
nutcutlet wrote (see)

No rubbish on my forum this morning OL.
i've done some ignoring and it all looks lovely

Me being serious now  I have never used the 'ignore' button.

How does it work in practice? Does it mean that threads appear with gaps where the 'ignored one' posts and doesn't it make in confusing when other 'not ignored' posters reply to an 'ignored' member?

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:58
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David message received via a message 

 xx

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:13
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David, I've just recieved an email from GW telling me you have sent me PM. I'm very sorry but I'm still having trouble with pms and can never see them. 

 

Ah yes, I have PMd you, Lily, nothing to lose any sleep over (like 'I've won the lottery & wish to share it with you')....hopefully it will pop-up soon.

PS. I'll try and send it again attached to an old message.

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:33

Nothing fantastic, but (given the weather forecast) we've had some nice cotton wool clouds today.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/ce9baf0f-85ed-455e-89a0-e1e80ff7d90c_zps2b4e5c9d.jpg

 

Codling Moths

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:23

Poppy - we need to understand the life cycle of the codling moth to explain the measures I mentioned.

Full instructions come with those pheromone traps...but basically the sticky pads are marked into squares to help assess the number of moths in the infestation, enabling us to be able to calculate to amount & frequency of spray required.

Winter tar oil wash is applied when the trees are totally dormant and is intended to destroy the eggs and larvae of the moth hiding in the bark.

Grease bands are intended to prevent females, which, after emerging from the pupal or chrysalis stage in the soil, climbing the tree to mate and lay their eggs.

 

 

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