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Peach Tree Disease

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 07:51

Aha!  That was it - it was unusually dry.  I don't think any permanent harm will have been done but if it's having to grow a second new set of leaves this spring I wouldn't let it produce any fruit if I were you - that would be quite a bit of stress for a young plant, so if it develops any little ones I'd pick them off.


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 07:14

Good morning KEF

It's that day here too!  Lists will be composed shortly


Both undergardeners are now awake!  Coffee and tea is being applied as needed


Peach Tree Disease

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 07:07

Ok, that's better than a pot - but we did have a very dry spell in April (at least we did here) so maybe it was dry at the roots?

wildlife camera project

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:56

That looks great Ben   The photos are really clear and you're right, the animals obviously aren't aware of the flash or camera at all.

I agree with Sanjy - more options for fixing it would be a good idea.  Could it be fixed to a stake which is hammered into the ground?

Gravel garden

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:51

I agree with Blue Onion - take good photographs and sue via the small claims court - it's relatively easy and inexpensive. 

Good luck

Peach Tree Disease

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:48

Plants are usually susceptible to powdery mildew when they are under stress from being too dry at the roots.  Is its pot big enough? Has it been regularly watered?

If you are using a fungicide make sure that it is suitable for use on edible plants.


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:42


This site has the best set of comparisons I can find

Hope it helps


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:27

Good morning Mrs G

Glad things are improving at work


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 06:17

Good morning all

Both undergardeners still sound asleep ....... what do you mean, 'they're tired' ?

Flumps ((hugs))


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:17

Wonky has been WONDERFUL!!!   Raspberries have been tamed.  Weeds have been pulled up and binned.  Rubbish has been binned.   Runner bean patch has been manured.  Runner bean teepee has been erected and runner beans have been planted.  What is more - deeply troubling anxieties about layout of garden are troubling me no more - Wonky has helped me to prioritise.  This autum will see a re-modelling of part of the garden - there may even be a pergola!!!   She is a complete star!!!

For my part I have fed her with bacon baps and copious mugs of coffee, and allowed her to feed our robins

Oh, and guess what folks!  Hefty has returned - large amounts of hedgehog poo were found in the garden this morning - food will be put out this evening once the blackbirds and woodpigeons have gone to bed

Rosé and olives are now being taken whilst pork chops and Charlotte potatoes are cooking - they will be eaten with buttery broad bean shoots

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