Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

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Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

Post: # 290976Post sususanan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:03 pm

For instance, would something strong smelling planted under a plum tree stop the maggots, would garlic planted under a pear stop the orange rust fungus, or can something have the same effects by hanging them in pots from the branches

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 pm

Grease bands are for preventing bugs climbing the fruit trees.

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:14 pm

I'd like to use up something I already have, would smearing Vaseline over the trunk do the same job or maybe wrapping cellotape around it with the sticky side out would do the trick.

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Post: # 290980Post Weedo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:17 pm

My experience and reading tells me that these plantings don't really work in trees - I have never seen an orchardist - organic or otherwise - use them. Plant products like garlic can be made into sprays that deter bugs etc.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am

This chap has some very interesting suggestions, plus there's a link to a previous page. I've not looked at it in detail but he explains the benefits of each companion plant so you might find what you require.

https://chriscondello.wordpress.com/201 ... es-part-2/
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:45 pm

That looks good thanks

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Post: # 290992Post sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:08 pm

I was having a look at the tree that has some blossoms on already and I've found that the cat has been using it as a scratching post, well, the trunk isn't that thick and the weather has been rainy recently, so the pest problem might turn out to be a moot point if the trunk rots with something. If only he could make do with the sofa and the wallpaper :/

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Fri May 04, 2018 3:35 pm

Apparently cats don't like the smell of lemons, so you could try lemon-rinds or spraying juice.
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Sat May 12, 2018 10:28 am

Those super-power water pistols work a treat on cats, too.
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