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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Again, I may have asked...... but my small apple tree (7 ft tall earlier this year) has millions ( at least ) of leaves on it - so many that I can hardly see the apples ( of which there are always loads ).
Should I be doing anything about this and can I do some pruning yet ?




Hi Hank, looks like it is in need of pruning but you can't really do that right now. There really isn't anything you can do right now...

31 Jul, 2017


In mid August, you can cut all the new growth back to within a couple of buds of the old wood. This will encourage the production of fruit buds for next year.

31 Jul, 2017


And next spring,use a lower nitrogen fertilizer.

31 Jul, 2017


Thanks guys, I can't wait to make a start with this job. But mid- August will do fine. I've got no idea why I've got so many leaves this year but definitely a lower nitrogen fertiliser next year.
I've been watering it with my comfrey liquid regularly, could that be the problem ?

1 Aug, 2017


Hank I think you've hit the nail on the head too much comfrey liquid :)

1 Aug, 2017


Thanks MG, I shan't do that again.

1 Aug, 2017


Just to prove that there is too much of a good thing! :)

2 Aug, 2017

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