If you have apple trees, how are they bearing up this year?
As you may already have read, the apple tree at the back of the garden, the oldest, didn’t produce any blossom this year. Ironically, the codling month traps I was concerned about being able to buy earlier in the year therefore aren’t strictly necessary. I haven’t noticed codling moth caterpillars in the crab apples and the other two trees are two young to produce fruit.
Still, the trap I put up at the beginning of the year has been doing its stuff and caught a grand total of three male codling moths since then. My guess therefore is that with no food this year, in 2021 my tree should be in good form – and not be troubled by unwanted guests. Even the aphids seems to be leaving it more or less alone this year!