I dug up a peach tree from the open garden last year as I was fed up with leaf curl every year. I potted it in a large container and moved it to a polytunnel where it has thrived, flowering for the first time this Spring and currently carrying a half dozen small fruit. Recently, … read more

My courgette plants are producing male and female flowers but the male flowers produce absolutely no pollen whatsoever. I even checked them at 6am this morning and not a hint of pollen on them.They are in a greenhouse so I was hoping to hand pollinate but with the male flowers not producing any pollen what … read more

I have grown a nectarine plant from seed and up until a couple of days ago it was fine, now however it appears as if it is dying. all the leaves have wilted. What could possibly have caused this? It isn’t overwatered (or underwatered) in my opinion, and is on a southfacing window. I have … read more

What do we use for outdoor peach trees to prevent peach leaf curl now that liquid copper is not available?

I received a Dwarf Peach Tree called ” Terrace Garnet ” as a present. For a variety of reasons I accidentally kept it indoors ( I do not have a green house ) in my kitchen. It has now got blossoms on at least half of it’s buds and I can see that pollination has … read more

She has this almond tree which is struggling and she wonders if it is because her soil seems to be mostly acidic.

I have a new Peach Tree in my garden that is suffering from “The Curl” I have read up about it on Gardners World Website but all treatments both natural and chemical are for Jan/Feb. Is there anything I can do now apart from removing the leaves and burning them?

My peach tree produces fine peaches each year but after maturing, they deteriorate very quickly. When and how should they be harvested? Thetree is now large and mature,growing about 2metres from a south facing wall. It is sprayed against peach leaf curl.I would also appreciate tips on pruning.

We recently purchased two small peach trees, they appear to now have peach leaf curl. Could you give us any advise on how we should treat it.

My lemon tree which has given lemons in the past is now looking very sad with sticky glue on the leaves and black dust sticking to it. What can I do to clean it up?