StillLearning


Latest posts by StillLearning

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

Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:15

Many thanks its been looking great for the past couple of years damn rain (its been pouring here again all day in Oxfordshire).  I had a suspicion it was all the wet its in a shaded position so only gets the sun late evening, fingers crossed all will be well.

Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:23


 


 


 

Hello this is the third year for my Fatsia but this spring its leaves are  looking very yellow and it has the odd faint white spots on some leaves. I have fed and mulched well and wondered could it be a result of the rains, although fortunately we had no flooding here

 

 

 

Can someone Let me know Please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:01

Many thanks Dove your Ma has excellent taste...

Thanks Tootles they do seem to love it there

Serendipity for me

Discussions started by StillLearning

Butterflies and Ladybirds

Where Are They 
Replies: 9    Views: 255
Last Post: 19/08/2016 at 08:51

Baytree Problems

Sick Baytrees 
Replies: 1    Views: 253
Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 02:32

Advise me another website PLEASE

 
Replies: 5    Views: 326
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 22:43

Hospital visit caused by Eurphorbia

Friendly Word of Warning  
Replies: 7    Views: 553
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 11:01

Leycesteria Formosa

Pheasant Berry, Conflicting Information  
Replies: 13    Views: 529
Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 19:38

Should I Plant or Pot

Replies: 11    Views: 508
Last Post: 23/03/2016 at 11:06

Salvias

Replies: 13    Views: 530
Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 13:46

Poinsettia

Replies: 2    Views: 363
Last Post: 10/03/2016 at 13:06

Unusual Birds

Sorry No Photo 
Replies: 31    Views: 970
Last Post: 10/03/2016 at 18:06

Another Identification Please

Replies: 7    Views: 487
Last Post: 26/07/2015 at 21:05

Could Someone Please Help Identify

Replies: 4    Views: 415
Last Post: 26/07/2015 at 20:11

Plant Identification Please

Replies: 7    Views: 554
Last Post: 02/05/2015 at 16:40

Will They Survive?

Delivery Today from J Parkers 
Replies: 4    Views: 547
Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 22:01

Dahlias

Replies: 4    Views: 615
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 20:14

Hibiscus

Moving it  
Replies: 9    Views: 720
Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 18:19
1 to 15 of 42 threads