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Perfect customer s !

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Comment by Mark Hamilton on March 14, 2014 at 17:37

Thank you Simon very helpful, I can go back to my customer and look like i know what i'm doing thanks again.

Comment by Simon Ray-Kidger on March 13, 2014 at 23:00
Hi Mark, I have come across this myself. It looks like algae/lichen, which is common on old fruit trees or fruit tress that are suffering somewhat. They are not harmful to the tree but can be unsightly to some, personally I think it adds character but feeding and pruning will help get rid of it. If it is a plum tree, leave pruning until late spring, early summer as pruning earlier in the year can open it up to other diseases and when you prune, prune dead/damaged/diseased wood, branches that cross each other and open the middle. That's how I've always done it, hope I'm right! Lol.

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Comment by Mark Hamilton on March 13, 2014 at 19:56

brill thank you I will have a good read of the sites, thanks guys.

Comment by Daniel Gillings @ DC inc on March 13, 2014 at 19:53

It could show that the tree is suffering too though. Check out http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=411
You may need to get some more air circulation into the plant or feed it.


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Comment by Pembroke Gardening Services on March 13, 2014 at 19:47

No it doesn't. It grows up to 6 inches long around here and indicates low pollution levels.


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Comment by Mark Hamilton on March 13, 2014 at 19:22

ok thanks so it doesn't affect the fruit?


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Comment by Mark Hamilton on March 13, 2014 at 19:20

Thanks Gary for the link I'll have a read and see how to tackle it, very grateful for your reply.


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Comment by Gary RK on March 13, 2014 at 19:20

That's lichen : http://www.britishlichens.co.uk/whatarelichens.html

Quote often found on fruit trees and often indicates good air quality. Not sure you need to do anything ?


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Comment by Mark Hamilton on March 13, 2014 at 19:06

I would be gratteful for some advice on this fuit tree I think it's plum I was wondering how to treat it I know th picture isn't great but it's a type of blue/gray fungous I would be grateful on any tips to sort it out?

Comment by Robert Keetley on February 20, 2014 at 17:35

Roy,

I know this is an old thread, but i like the red rovers, had one since 1985, & got another new one last october. The new one is a bit "flash" compared to the old boy, but is slightly larger at 21".
Never had a missed beat from the old one, though it was only domestic use, but i did use it from last october to cut lawns commercialy. Just changed the oil & cleaned the plug today & it started up.

 
 
 

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