15 Jan 2015

January 2015

Nearly ready to harvest, these peaches have been unaffected by the whitefly which have invaded the tree.  The lower leaves are suffering from the slow death of a thousand nibbles, but I will be summer pruning the tree as soon as the peaches are gone, and will then attack the whitefly mercilessly with EcoNeen oil.

I have just checked my apples and found one with the dreaded codling moth entry hole.  I removed the apple and put it in a cliplock bag and then into the garbage.  I have started to put exclusion bags on the remaining fruit to keep the pesky moths at bay.  I think this one must have been a blow-in, since none of my other apples have been effective, and I have used extensive defencive measures this year.