British Columbia, Canada
I have a Damson Plum tree, 5 years old. I have had it professionally pruned since I planted it in spring /08. Each year, since planting, the aphids just love it. I have to spray each week to keep them in check. I have tried ladybugs and other natural remedies but 'trounce' seems to be the only way to keep up with them. I have a European Plum, which I planted at the same time and it is not bothered by aphids or anyother pest that I can see. Is this normal for a Damson Plum. Also, the wasps, each summer and fall, are always all over the Damson Plum. It's getting kind of risky being around the tree. Is this connected to the aphids?
- 3 Oct, 2010