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too-late-to-spray-for-codling-moth

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:50

No Pears or Quince but plenty of Apples. If you don't think it would be a case of closing the door after the horse has bolted I'll spray the lot at the first chance I get. Cheers.

too-late-to-spray-for-codling-moth

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:43

I don't get down to my allotment as often as I would like and recently have been dealing with other problems like lifting and replanting Plum trees in raised beds (it's by a pond and too moist for them so it's do or die). Today I noticed Codling Moth holes in my Cooking Apples. I've destroyed the infected apples, picked those that were a decent size (a few weeks too early I know) and left those that aren't big enough. I know I should have set up traps in Spring and sprayed in June if need be but didn't. Is there any point in spraying this late? I'm wondering if the exceptionally dry summer here (Kent) might mean conventional wisdom goes out the window?

Yellow vein chlorosis in Greengage and Plum

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 23:37

I know you were but I've been trawling the internet for info about magnesium deficiency symptoms and more than one source says yellowing around the leaf edges and an arrowhead shaped green centre. On mine the yellowing appears to spread out from the veins and the space between them is the last bit of green left on the leaf.

Yellow vein chlorosis in Greengage and Plum

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 23:11

Hi again, just re-checked online for symptoms of Manganese deficiency and it's yellowing at the edges of the leaves, with mine it's the veins themselves that have yellowed.

(Typed Magnesium by mistake in last post)

Yellow vein chlorosis in Greengage and Plum

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 23:07

Hi, no it's an old plot. I have never tested the soil but brassicas do well so assume it's not acid. Thanks for the tip, will pursue the magnesium deficiency idea.

Yellow vein chlorosis in Greengage and Plum

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 20:46

I planted a plum and greengage on my allotment this year. The plot is next to a pond and the soil therefore always quite moist when turned over but not waterlogged. I'm aware that Plums and Gages like moist but well drained soil but thought it worth a try.

Almost all the leaves have fallen from the Gage and those that remain have yellow vein chlorosis, The Plum has produced three fruit but seems to be going the same way as the Gage (which hasn't produced any fruit).

There seems to be a mass of material online about the causes of this problem in plums and gages but it seems unclear whether the cause is Iron deficiency due to soil pH, Iron deficiency caused by damaged roots (possibly rot) or a viral problem.

I'm hoping there's someone out there who's had exactly the same problem, can identify it and tell me how they overcame it, even if it comes down to lifting the trees and replanting somewhere drier.

Cheers.

 

Non- flowering Acanthus Mollis

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 11:52

Hi,

My mother has had Acanthus Mollis for nearly ten years and it has never flowered. We think her soil is Alkaline although I read that A. Mollis is happy in any soil. Does it just need lots of Potassium? Tomato food?

Are Bramley Seedlings good as Cordons?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 14:12

Looks like knocking the cordon idea on the head then. I'll plant two and maybe give the others away. Any takers?

Are Bramley Seedlings good as Cordons?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 21:07

I couldn't resist Bramley Seedling maiden trees for £5 in ASDA. My plan was to train them as cordons. I have since discovered that they are partial tip bearers and therefore wonder if they are the best variety for Cordon training. Any advice would be welcome.

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Discussions started by Paul muddle

too-late-to-spray-for-codling-moth

How to deal with Codling Moth infestation in August. 
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Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 22:50

Yellow vein chlorosis in Greengage and Plum

Help me identify the problem with my Greengage and Plum and suggest a solution. 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 12:04

Non- flowering Acanthus Mollis

How to get Acanthus Mollis to flower 
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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 16:19

Are Bramley Seedlings good as Cordons?

Seeking advice re; training 
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Last Post: 28/10/2012 at 14:12
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