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ian
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Windburn on fruit bushes Reply with quote

I have just seen my blueberry bushes and have noticed they have a burnt appearance on the stems around half way up ,black marksabout 3-5inches long, it would appear to be wind burn, as the wind is a bit fierce this month and cold too. Situated on an elevated exposed site. Other allotments use scaffold debris netting as protection but this has been destroyed by the winds and makes the place look very unsightly. Will the bushes recover from this burniing, stems are green above the burn marks this must be a good sign? anyone got experience of this.
Regards, Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first season is always the worst for this, see here....... wind burn
So keep up the watering and offer protection if you can.
If you feel this cold harsh wind will be affecting the plants year round, then it is still not to late to move them to a sheltered location.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Wind burn Reply with quote

Thanks for that GPI,
Iread the article on windburn, the wind really is drying as well being cold. I am going to construct a fruit cage with 1" mesh hopefully this will diffuse the strength of the winds. from what i can gather from the 'old hands' here it really is at its worst Dec. to March, hopefully the worst is over. thanks Ian.
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