defeated by peach leaf curl - alternatives?
I have had a losing battle with the curl on my nectarine, every year. I either miss a crucial spray or get the timing wrong (and it took long enough before I could bring myself to even spray at all - nothing else gets it).
So, maybe I am being completely unrealistic and on the plus side, the nectarine can give way to a rather nice almond 'Ingrid' which has spent a couple of years sitting in a pot in my garden (cross-pollination issues).
Even so, what about apricots? I have a little dwarf peach in my garden but cannot see more than a dozen or so fruits (assuming it survives its present catastrophe). I am greedy, I'm afraid, and want lots.
Also, on another fruit matter, my Jubilee plum looks as though it has been totally infested with some horrible leaf distorting aphid whiler a Warickshire drooper 3 metres away is OK. What should I do. Too late to (ahem) spray anything?