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Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:22


Fairygirl wrote (see)

Sorry Tilly your last post wasn't there when I posted my query!

If you have clay soil and are now watering quite a bit - especially with the tube system - it may now be sitting in water   If so you would need to improve the general drainage where it is by adding grit and a bit more compost to the mix in the hole and replant. Obviously you'd have to lift the tree out to take a look and see - sorry if I didn't make that very clear.

Oh forgot to say, Garden centre tree expert suggested not to dig tree up and then replant because may cause more damage, but to treat tree in its present situ as growing season is in full swing.  Will consider replanting in late Autumn and improvin soil area, that is if tree still alive!  Oh dear what a bother I have ended up with!

Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:18

Took some of leaves to my garden centre and told it is a fungus problem, probably caused by drought in early growin season. Adviced to remove all leaves, spray with a fungiside, water well and give a good feed. Have done all of this except had a lot of rain so not watered too often. Now it is a wait and see episode. Will report back on results.

Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:58

Hi Fairygirl, Thanx for your help. I moved to present garden a year ago and garden was like a field so my hubby landscaped it and used gravel instead of lawn as we are pensioners and wanted it easy to look after.  Now, your suggestion to dig up and start afresh sounds reasonable to me so we can improve the soil. Would you suggest topsoil or compost and do I need to add manure or anything else? We had to do this at our last garden which was in this area as well and we grew potatoes well but did not grow fruit. Will replanting set back the growth at all? sorry to ask so much but I have never grown fruit before or trees.

Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:50

Oh forgot to say that this is a Bramly as I wanted a cooking apple not eating one.

Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:48

Hi Dovefromabove, I have put 2 photos on (not best really) shows site and tried to show leaves. Before planting did as garden expert suggested and dug large hole, put compost in bottom, planted depth it was in container. I have clay soil and originally was gravel up to tree stem and had a wooden surround to protect from my dog peeing up it, this since removed and gravel removed and added a tube in ground so water gets to roots (suggestion it might be dehydration). Have watered a lot over past 3 weeks and often and given general feed with Miracle grow, but as yet no noticeable difference. Hope this is helpful.

Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:38


Brambly Apple Tree Problem

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:30

Help please, I planted a new Bramble Apple Tree September 2012 which had nice green leaves on. Since late Spring 2013 the new leaves being produced have brown edges and are curled and some die almost after budding. Also only one bit of blossom appeared. Any suggestions much appreciated!

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 14:12
Hiya Drobbins, I have had some years of good success growing tomatoes in my greenhouse, but I do not use growbags. I use bucket type planters to give the roods good room to grow. it works for me.

mare's tail

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 13:57

In my previous garden, Mares tail was a big problem. The only way i found to get rid was to keep digging out the underground roots which spread everywhere even under paving slabs. good luck

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