Apple scab and Plum
During the late summer, I posted pics of the leaves on my two young apple trees and asked why they were curling up and brown, then actually falling to the ground, I think I got various answers, the main one (and I asked at the nursery too) was feeding, even though it rained a bit I was told a bucket of water is best, and a good feed, I think I was recommended to use Q4 which I did on a regular basis, yesterday I inspected the apple trees, and as usual, the newer upper leaves look great, but he ones lower are still the same, now scab was mentioned! what do you do to combat this? I have also made sure that the graft is well above the soil line to stop disease...please suggestions.
And now the Victoria Plum. Again 2 years old and was growing fine apart from a strange horizontal branch, but suddenly at the beginning of September every leaf fell off, it is now just bare, it looks as if there are buds along each branch ? the tree is nearly 2 metres tall.