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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:25 pm    Post subject: Best feed and how often? Reply with quote

I have planted about 15 different varieties of tree (Rowan, cherry etc) and all doing well apart from my ornamental crab apple tree so wondering what the best feed I should apply. Reading a mix of reports so need advice from fellow crab apple tree growers Wink.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crab apple trees should be self sustaining, the need regular watering to become established if that does not succeed try adding a little nitrogen to the surrounding soil, Potash will also help flowering but since that is not the problem I would start with the nitrogen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything different about the soil it is planted in? Could it be wetter than the other areas or stonier? Very wet or very dry conditions could stress it.

I agree with Greengage that it should be self-sustaining.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post pictures? The root collar (where the main stem meets the soil) is very important, but also a picture of the leaves, and the site as a whole. Could be a whole load of possibilities. There's no point feeding it if lack of food isn't the problem.
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