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canker or not?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:56

Hi pas2 Although not an expert if sap or sticky stuff is seeping out of some of the branches it sounds like bacterial canker. I have had a problem with my plum tree so have been doing some research and found this link. Perhaps it will be of help. http://www.which.co.uk/documents/pdf/bacterial-canker-151467.pdf best of luck 

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:26

Definitely creamy green hooray. I don't think it's going to recover this year now but with a bit of TLC hopefully will come back next. Thanks

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:57

Thank you. I will check all of these suggestions out and see which most applies. Maybe the plum is not in the right spot as you say. Although the fence behind it is facing south the plum gets the least sun of the 3 trees as our neighbour has a garage (the white door you can see through the fence )and the other side of it that runs at right angles to the tree is our shed wall. On one of the pics pic ta ken at 12 noon today on a sunny day there is plenty os shadow on the tree so I think you may be right about the location And the cool condition for algae. There are a couple of little buds so hopefully there may be life in it yet .

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 11:59

Thanks David, I have attached 3 pics of the tree one of which does show green moss on some of the branches and the main trunk. If this is frost damage can I do anything to help it to bring it back or is it just a wait and see thing.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46006.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46007.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46008.jpg?width=350

 

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:09

Although new to gardening our front garden (West facing) never has a problem but the rear (East facing) always seems to have problems and all we have there is a raised bed plus a long strip. In the long strip 2 meters wide and 10 meters long we planted three young fruit trees last year - a plum, a pear and a cherry. This year all three blossomed about 3 weeks ago and looked great but in the last week the plum appears to have died. All the blossoms have gone and save for a few leaf buds being green all the rest have gone brown and look like tiny crisps.  The weather has been good some rain and sunshine and I cant see any insects on the tree or cankers of any kind. What can it be and can I save it?

two-dying-plants

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:23

Thanks to everyone for your help. I have bought a sonic device for the wall near the bed which will hopefully keep any future cat visits at bay. It sends a signal when they are near and they will go away.. Don't really mind cats but I just want to see the bed of plants blossom. I cant see any scratching on the bark. I will also make sure they are well watered. Bizarrely a jasmine and honeysuckly nearby in the same bed are growing like wildfire and they were planted at the same time. I have visited the garden centre and they said sprinkle some lime on the soil as an alkaline as there is acid in cat pee and it will counteract it but pieris don't like lime so I'm reluctant. Will just make sure they are well watered.....Its hard work this gardening!!

two-dying-plants

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:06

As a new gardener I planted some new plants in an east facing raised bed folling the instructions and all of them began to thrive. About a month agao I noticed next doors cat peeing next to two of these - an acer shirasawanum ( approx 1 metre in height) and a pieris japonica katsura ( evergreen ) (50cm x 50cm). At the time I thought nothing of it as I didn't think cats harmed plants but now the internet tells me that they can. We have returned from our 2 week holiday and the little acer is now all brown shrivelled leaves and the pieris is drooping badly and has clumps of brown dead leaves on it. Are they gonners or will they come back. Could it be the cat, coincidence or the recent hot weather. Please help.

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Victoria Plum Tree

Has the tree died or can I save it 
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