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Peach Leaf Curl

What is peach leaf curl, and what can be done about it?

Ivan asked the following question:
Every year my peach trees are suffering from leaf curl, and it seems to be getting worse every year. Does this recipe help with peach leaf curl and are there specific times of the year I should spray my trees in order to prevent the onset of leaf curl? Thanks in advance for your help. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dealing with Bitter Rot Pear Disease

What can be done to stop the problem of bitter rot pear disease?

Karen left me a message asking me if I knew how to deal with Deformed Rotting Bartlett Pears growing on  her daughter’s beautiful tree.

Here’s what she wrote:

Daughter has a bartlet pear tree that reaped abundant HUGE fruit this year which was, unfortunately, deformed with indentations and black ‘holes’  . . .don’t know what the problem is and don’t know if spraying for a ‘fungus’ is appropriate. ????  Please enlighten us. Hate to see all this beautiful fruit going to the hornets.”
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Eliminate Blackspot On Roses

If roses are your favorite flower, then, like me, you’ve probably wondered, “How can I get rid of blackspot on roses the easy way? “

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Because blackspot on roses can certainly ruin the looks of a beautiful rose shrub in very little time, I would  cringe when I would see those black spots first appearing on the bottom leaves of my rose shrub.  For a better view, click on Photo, courtesy of  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spot_(disease).

In this picture of blackspot on a rose leaf, you can see how the blackspots could quickly take over and suck all the juice out of the leaf. Read the rest of this entry »

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