Dovefromabove


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chestnut tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:53

Me too 

Wildlife pond

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:52

Some of them will be gnat larvae, and the rest of them will be things that eat the gnat larvae 

chestnut tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:11

Google found references to grafting onto oak and other chestnut relatives, but I couldn't tie any reference to any rootstock with any reference to dwarfing - if you get my meaning. 

A very fast growing climber to cover cherry tree by this summer

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:07

I'd try spraying with Bordeaux Mixture, and giving the area around the tree a feed with Fish Blood and Bone - according to the pack directions - with any luck your tree might grow some more leaves. 

Good luck 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:45

I spend so much time just sitting gazing into it - a great time waster 

A very fast growing climber to cover cherry tree by this summer

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:41

It won't recover if you grow creepers up it - it needs every chance it's got to access fresh air and sunshine, as well as nutrients from the soil.

If it's a bit of an eyesore I'd plant something eye-catching nearby as a distraction.  

Have you  had the leaf-spot diagnosed?  Are you sure what's causing it?

Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:37

In July cut out the dead wood and any branches with signs of canker; also take out any branches which are crossing each other.  

I'd also clear a bit of the undergrowth now and give it a dose of Fish Blood & Bone.  It looks like an old tree - can we have a picture of the whole tree please? 

 

Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:21

That's moss - not fungus.  Not a problem on a tree as far as I'm aware. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 10:46

A glimmer of sunshine has appeared  - I shall hang the washing out and then uproot the broccoli 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:56

Barley straw extract is perfectly natural and is fine in wildlife ponds - it works well in ours while the oxygenating plants are getting going - it's only a month old. 

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