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What should I used to save my fruit trees

Hello,

My fruit trees look like they're infected with something or multiple things, what can I use to save them.

Thank you


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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,390
    *Bump*  :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335
    edited May 2020
    Can we see a photo of the whole tree please?

    What sort of soil are they planted in?

    Are they in containers?

    How long have you had them?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335
    Ah I’ve just found an earlier thread that answers some of those questions. 


    So my next question is, how often and how much do you water them?

    Can you see any aphids on the young growth?

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  • DamhahDamhah Posts: 43
    edited May 2020
    Every day a little bit of water, if I know it's raining I don't.

    I can't see any pests

    I planted them 2 years ago

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335
    How much is ‘a little bit’?

    It’s  better to give them a good soak two or three times a week than a little every day. A little water encourages the roots to stay near the surface where they are prone to drying out ... you need them to push their roots down deep so they need lots of water. 

    I would give them a bucket full for each tree, three times a week from now until September ... maybe every day if we get a hot spell. Water even if it’s rained that day, unless it’s been torrential. Raised beds dry out very quickly. 

    I think that the trees are struggling because they are thirsty.  As well as being in raised beds with limited root space they are having to compete with other plants close around them. 


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  • DamhahDamhah Posts: 43
    Thank you very much, I will try this now 😊
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