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bumblebees. With an ample supply of fruit blossom around, there is plenty of nectar and pollen for them to enjoy, and all are welcome.One good thing about growing a single 'Victoria' plum tree is that it’s self-fertile. Unlike many varieties of fruit, like
by the maggot-like caterpillar will be seen, lined with its droppings or frass.Remove infected fruit as soon as any damage is evident to limit overwintering caterpillars. Control is available in the form of pheromone traps that catch male moths in April and May.apples
-magnesium carbonate to the soil in autumn or winter to remedy the deficiency for next year.potatoes, apples, cherries, grape vines, tomatoes, camellias, rhododendronssummer, autumn, winterMore common plant problemsCanna virusRaspberry nutrient deficiencyHollyhock rust
A tree will add height, colour and architectural interest to a garden scheme and, if planted properly, should provide many years of enjoyment. In winter, bare-rooted plants become available - a cheaper alternative to ones in pots. Winter is the ideal time to plant bare-rooted tre...
with pests and diseases.Caring for your apple treesPreventing apple and pear scab.Combatting apple sawfly.Treating apple sooty blotch.Dealing with canker.Choose fruit varieties to grow in your gardenBrowse our collection of deciduous trees
may want to invest in an apple rack. Apple racks can store a large quantity of fruit, and enable air to circulate between the layers, so you don't need to wrap each fruit individually.More on growing and storing onionsSummer-pruning apple trees
Virtually wingless, female winter moths hatch in November, then crawl up fruit trees to mate with male moths. The eggs that are laid hatch into leaf-eating caterpillars in spring. Trap female moths before they climb to mate, by attaching a grease band to trees.Grease bandScissors...
.Apricot 'Moorpark'A sour or acid cherry with dark juice. Use for cooking or for jam.Cherry 'Morello'The decorative yellow fruits can be cooked to make jelly.Crab apple Malus x zumi var. calocarpa 'Golden Hornet'The yellow fruits are streaked with red. Grow on a
Follow our step-by-step video guide to planting a young apple tree to give it the best chance of thriving. Monty, Chris and Sarah explain how to prepare the hole, with tips on watering, mulching and staking.spring or autumnMore advice on growing