Solved Apricot plant - disease?

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  1. momo1103

    momo1103 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi all,
    This is my small (approx 20cm) apricot plant that I started from seed (just for fun :) ).
    It is 3 and a half months old.
    I've noticed it's started to get this silvery powder-like substance on some of it's leaves which concerns me.
    Should I cut those leaves off?
    Also do I need to 'top' the plant and prune the top off?

    Many thanks for any advice at all in advance.
     

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    I wouldn't 'top it' Momo,I'm sure it will be fine,maybe needs a bit of air circulation,if you can keep it in a porch or Greenhouse for the winter it hopefully should be fine.:dbgrtmb:
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Looks like powdery mildew, the leaves will be falling soon so I'd not worry too much about it.
      Last picture looks a bit like some kind of infestation on one of the stems.

      Are you growing it as a house plant?

      Its basically a hardy tree.:smile:
       
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        Thanks all.
        I won't cut any leaves off.
        Yes I was growing it indoors.. should I move it outside? Or is it too late to try hardening it now?
        (I am in the UK)
         
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        Well should be ok to put outside now in a sheltered position, maybe near the house and away from too much rain,the leaves will soon fall and nothing will happen until next spring.
         
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          Seen as it's just a babby I'd have it in a porch or GH anywhere not heated but sheltered.
           
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