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Identification Please

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:06

Hi Mark just googled many thanks it looks like a Tamarix Tetranda looks like a nice addition to the garden

Identification Please

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45487.jpg?width=688&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45486.jpg?width=688&height=350&mode=max

 

Hi we would love information on this beauty if possible, this is the closest we can get hope someone can help, its a lovely pale pink/purple with very delicate leaves 

 

 

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:33

Thanks Dove have installed some plastic water bottles tonight and will increase the watering

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:41

Hi PF sorry meant all the infected leaves not all the trees. We were worried the wind would carry the mildew to the pears, which is why we clipped off as much of the infected areas and popped them in the bin...

Dove will try a weekly watering can of liquid seaweed, per tree as well as all the rain we are getting to see if they are suffering water shortage being against the fence.

Its just if they get worse during the summer whether we can replace them in the same soil or if the infection would pass to new plants..?

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:05

Hi would love to show a pic but its all been taken today by the bin men. We have been monitoring the problem now for a while and its progressed a lot since last year.

http://www.which.co.uk/documents/pdf/apple-powdery-mildew-151462.pdf

This is what we believe it to be but wondered if it would be safe to replace them with new trees in the same spot

 

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:59

Hi Dove there are no aphids unfortunately  its like a white powdery mildew

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:37

Hi hope someone can help

 I have the white fungus over my espalier Apple trees - they are in their 3rd year and  the branches are quite bare in places over the weekend we trimmed off the worst leaves and offshoots and they are looking quite sparse now. I don't want to put any chemical spray on as I am trying to keep the garden as chemical free as possible...

Is it true that if we decided to replace them later in the year with new ones that if we plant apples again the fungus remains in the soil?

apple blossom

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:19

My Crab Apples and Pear were fantastic all finished around a week ago the apples all look poor and have only been out around 10 days, had a poor crop of apples last year too..

Songbirds and Migrating Birds

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:00

Very sad the BBC link below from the 22nd says that Chris Packham is currently over there hopefully he will give more of an stage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27108910

Songbirds and Migrating Birds

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:29

Was a little horrified to hear on the Jeremy Vine show this week that there is still the annual massacre in Malta of birds returning to us from Africa.

You would think that in this day and age that the laws for grown men in their hundreds aiming shotguns to take down these beautiful creatures would be banned!! Sorry to rant but was really annoyed that this is still being practised - we are being warned all the time our birds are getting less you would think that the WWF would take this as a fresh and urgent challenge...... Sorry to rant

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