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  • FruitExpert
    Re: Plum Trees
    @kuku - as we are a UK-based site it is hard to advise on pests that may or may not be indigenous to NZ, but it could be sawfly or similar which lays its…
    27 January 2015
  • kuku
    Re: Plum Trees
    My Hawera plum is again loaded with huge plums,I spray with sugar and water when in flower,but a few of them have a hollow crusty growth inside, above the…
    26 January 2015
  • dag
    Re: Growing Grapes
    Thank you Marches for elaborating and balancing out type of grapes that can be grown in UK. I find advice on grapes has been quite notorious,…
    28 December 2014
  • FruitExpert
    Re: Where to Grow Your Fruit
    @salfordscouser - while there could be a number of usual reasons why your tree hasn't fruited, it seems odd that one has and one hasn't…
    23 December 2014
  • salfordscouser
    Re: Where to Grow Your Fruit
    I plated a pair of pear trees 10 years ago. They are both trained as espaliers on the same south facing wall, well separated and…
    22 December 2014
  • Deb
    Re: Growing Avocados
    My avacado is about 7 feet about 4 years old.I live in long island Ny. My question is after part of it flowers it develops little berries that go…
    13 December 2014
  • Marches
    Re: Growing Grapes
    The thing is we're always getting sold the same old varieties. None of them are particularly disease resistant except Seyval and most of the outdoor…
    24 November 2014
  • Penny
    Re: Can I Save My Orange Tree?
    @sweet oranges - The fruit will turn completely orange and have lost their green when they are ripe. AS you have recently bought your…
    24 November 2014
  • Sweet oranges
    Re: Can I Save My Orange Tree?
    Please help!!! We just purchased a home last December in Bakersfield Ca. and it has a orange tree in back yard. Last year only a…
    23 November 2014
  • Sal
    Re: Growing Avocados
    @David - it seems this plant has put you through a few adventures! You're taking a risk leaving it out over winter whether it is wearing a fleece…
    6 November 2014
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