Monthly Archives: May 2019

Sticky Gum exuding from Plum tree – Gummosis

I am asked a number of times, as to what the sticky gum is exuding from plum trees. Most often it is called ‘Gummosis’. This can brought on by stresses to a tree. In our orchard this only occurs with … Continue reading

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Not enough Rain yet – May 2019

Is this the start of this years drought. Our clay soil is already cracking up. We have not had a wet or snowy winter, and so far not enough spring rain. Our water butts are nearly empty. We nearly had … Continue reading

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Sweet Chestnut (Castanea) Gall Wasp – Take Note

I am highlighting the problem of the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea) Gall Wasp or “Dryocosmus kuriphilus”. This pest has had, I believe a few occurances in the UK. But it was detected for the first time in Spain in 2012, the … Continue reading

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