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18 Jul 2017 08:39
Hi, thanks for your comments. Yes, the layers worked very well as the picture below hopefully shows. They are well over 6 feet tall now and are providing a very good barrier from the road.
02 Jul 2017 08:37
I started an air layer on a plum tree in Feb this year and although there is activity within the plastic bottle, all of the new growth is going up, not down (shoots not roots!).
I thought that there may be light getting in but I have used several layers of tin foil to stop that.
Any thoughts on what the problem might be please?
11 Nov 2013 11:46
Success! I opened another one just now and found this...
There are the same white nodules but I don't know why this one has come on so much further than the others. Noting what you say Nutcutlet, I will keep a careful eye on all of them and maybe open this one again in a couple of weeks with a view to removal and potting on?
10 Nov 2013 20:20
I opened up a further two of the air layers this morning to check on their progress and there is exactly the same thing so I have covered them back up and I will wait and see what happens - can't do any harm (hopefully)!
On your advice, I have also taken some further cuttings.
09 Nov 2013 19:28
Thanks for all the replies on this.
Dave, the cuts are enclosed inside the plastic bottles and plastic / foil coverings. All of the white stuff is outside the soil (but still inside the layer). I will open a different one tomorrow and have a look in there.
I have had some success with cutting and normal layering but I wanted to try all options (I have a lot of hedge to repair!).
09 Nov 2013 14:44
Something is obviously happening with the white nodules but no obvious roots yet.
It has been suggested that the nodules are actually some sort of fungus and not good!
Can anybody help please?