Author Topic: Fall preventative care advice  (Read 1108 times)

jacksmom

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Fall preventative care advice
« on: November 02, 2011, 12:40 PM »
I am preparing to move my plants to my friends cold frame for the winter.  This is our first time having plants that need to be in a cold frame for winter and we think we have the physical logistics of temp/humidity etc worked out.  A new question that has been raised is the need to treat our plants for pests and/or diseases before we put them together into the cold frame.  Any suggestions for a products to use or treatments that have been successful for you.  Or do we not need to worry about this.  Thanks.
 

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Re: Fall preventative care advice
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 01:38 PM »
What species?  Have you recently wired?  Have you done all your cleanup?
 

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Re: Fall preventative care advice
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 02:16 PM »
We have trident maples, shimpakus, Japanese black pine, Japanese Maples, Chinese elm, boxwood, azaleas, creeping myrtle, magnolia, and Korean hornbeam.

No recent wiring, but I have removed my wire for the winter.  I believe she did a little wiring in September.

I have done the initial clean-up of lots of debris and vegetation that has been blowing around this fall.  I plan to do a final touch up when I move them in next week.

I have fertilized every 2 weeks with a 0-10-10 since end of September. 

Her magnolia does have some lichen on the trunk that she was going to clean.
 

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Re: Fall preventative care advice
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 08:06 PM »
I typically use a diluted lime sulfur spray for my JBP and junipers.  I'm told that some species don't take it well, especially azaleas.  Also, to be careful with freshly wired trees as it could get into the small cracks introduced by bending, and that could be bad.

For azaleas, tridents, and Japanese maples I typically use a light dormant oil such as Ultra-Fine.
 

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Re: Fall preventative care advice
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 12:03 PM »
How is 'Ultra Fine' different from Neem Oil?