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I have a plum tree in my new garden which is covered in plums but some of the leaves  are shrivelling, any ideas what's wrong with it?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,449

    Hi Sandra image

    That looks like aphid damage to me.  Not a lot you can do about it and a healthy tree will not be bothered by it.  

    Encourage ladybirds and bluetits to your garden - the bluetit fledglings hoover up the aphids in our garden.  

    Hoverflies also eat aphids, so planting lots of umbellifers that aphids love will encourage them into your garden too. 

    Good luck image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you for the reply but what are umbellifers ?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,449

    Sorry, umbellifers are plant with flat heads of flowers like fennel, cow parsley, ammi majus, angelica etc 

    Hoverflies love them. image

    http://hortensisblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/umbellifers.html  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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