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Munched Malus

Post  Ian Young on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:14 pm

I was planning to take this little Malus to our club meeting tomorrow night. I always like to bring a little seasonal colour.



However, an hour ago I found it looking like this! Fruitless Sad



After some detective work and an interrogation I found the Culprit!! I think the guilty face says it all Suspect


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Post  Jonas Freeman on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Hmm fruity dog.... Evil or Very Mad

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Munched Malus

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:19 pm

More likely birds. Next year keep it in a birdcage. Birdcages work both ways. lol!
You should see the elaborate structure we have to put up to keep our dogs away from the blueberries.

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Post  Ian Young on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:25 pm

More likely birds

Oh it was him alright! He didn't eat them all, some where left with teeth marks and branches attached. Hard to be angry at him though, they did look tasty Very Happy

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Post  Smithy on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:00 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:00 pm

Probably done you a huge favour Ian. Like Dan Barton I once left the fruit on too long on my Crab and lost the tree. It does take huge reserves to make the fruit.

Like the dog though. Very Happy

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Post  Oliver Muscio on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:58 pm

Well, one of our terriors likes to collect tomatoes, peppers, and--especially--cucumbers from our garden. Our other terrior picked up this appetite from him, so now we have two garden thieves. Forturnately, they haven't yet acquired a taste for bosai, although none of mine look so enticing as your malus!
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Post  John Quinn on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:29 pm

I don't think he looks guilty as much as unconcerned..."Whatever"!
Nice looking tree and dog!

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Post  fiona on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:59 pm

I've managed to keep our Buddy away from my malus. But then again, he is far too preoccupied in other directions with it being the Bramble season right now.

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Post  Ian Young on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:16 pm

He doesn't seem too concerned any more Exclamation


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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:29 pm

Aww but dad they were sooo nice... rabbit One of my dogs had a bad habit of eating my trees (not just fruit) thankfully he grew out of it, tho did alot of damage in a few short months.

Using a bird cage as suggested is a great idea tho I am thinking I should put the cockatoo in a cage instead, he is the latest 'issue' with my own trees, not a pruner but a repotter Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:42 pm

I dunno, from the look of the tree, the dog and your couch...

I think you need bigger trees or smaller dogs! Laughing

I solved the problem. I put the trees on benches and when my Great Dane/Rotweiller cross passed away, we got a Yorkie and a Yorkie/Chihuahua cross. They couldn't get to my trees if they stood on each other's shoulders! cat cat (yeah, I know they are cat smilies, but there is no dog smilie and the pig and reideer smilies look even worse.)

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:47 am

...my Rott ate one of my trees including the trunk. then chew the roots for dessert. you are a lucky guy! albino albino albino

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Post  MACH5 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:58 am

Ian I think you may want to stay away from growing any BONEsai Razz Razz Razz Very nice Malus (even fruitless) and dog!

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Post  DreadyKGB on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:52 am

Ian,
My dog also has a taste for apples. He always eats the ones that fall from the trees, sometimes I have to stop him as I think to many could make him sick. He acquired the taste from watching horses munch on them. Better to train him after the squirrels though.

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Post  Rudi_G on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:33 am

The culprit looks very innocent Very Happy How can you be mad with an adorable face like that Smile

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:17 pm

I too have had some fertilizer cakes taken!


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Post  Rui Marques on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:09 am

Hi Ian,

How is this malus going? Any development?

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Post  Ian Young on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:18 pm

Rui Marques wrote:Hi Ian,

How is this malus going? Any development?

Regards.

Still going strong, now growing at altitude, well, the top bench out of the dog's reach Very Happy

I've been allowing it some extra growth since the dog incident to recover some of the branches. I let it flower but remove the fruit straight away to allow more energy for growth. Seems to be working, sorry no photos from this Autumn.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:07 pm

One of my dogs once ate the cherry tomatoes out of the compost pile (as well as carrots out of the ground). Tomatoes started growing in kennel and actually fruited. I wasn't going to eat them though.

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Post  marcus watts on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:20 pm

ours picks ripe strawberries from the plants, takes red tomatoes (not green tho) from the greenhouse and tries everything to get on the benches for my fertiliser cakes.

fair trade tho - he has great hearing and barks if anyone or anything is lurking close by

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