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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. 


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.


new to allotment growing

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:52

Bumping it up so the others can see this 

critters in my water butt!!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:51

I don't know what they are but the Diving Beetle larvae in our pond seem to think they're called Dinner 

What is it?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:47

It looks remarkably like this one

 and yes, I've spotted that buttercup 


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