Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire Shel­ter peaches

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Out­door peaches grow read­ily in this coun­try on a west-fac­ing wall, but, at this time of year, the leaves are sus­cep­ti­ble to a dis­fig­ur­ing dis­ease called peach­leaf curl. One long-stand­ing prac­tice has proved ef­fec­tive in min­imis­ing it. Con­struct a sim­ple tim­ber frame suit­able for sup­port­ing a ver­ti­cal sheet of clear plas­tic 1ft in front of the wall-trained tree. The sheet should con­tinue round the sides, but be a roof­less cur­tain. Cut the cur­tain 1ft above the ground to al­low cold air to es­cape and at­tach a bat­ten to the bot­tom edge. Re­move the struc­ture at the end of April. SCD

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