If it's not one thing it's another.
Had plans today to order fruit fly exclusion bags for the stone fruit. Yesterday I checked out the trees and the fruit set has been pretty good!
But we might not be needing exclusion bags after all. Casting my eye over the blog just now , I see in the side bar a post from last year "How to make Bordeaux mixture". Bordeaux mixture is an organic mixture you spray on your stone fruit before bud burst. It's meant as a preventative to leaf curl.
I realised then with a sinking feeling that we forgot to spray this year. Life just got too busy in August and that one passed me by. Leaf curl - definite possibility.
Dang! Will we EVER get to eat our own peaches?
[Edit - All's well.When I shared this realisation with Action Man, he replied something like "My dear, while you have been impersonating a headless chook over the last month or two, I've been quietly going about my business, including spraying the fruit trees for leaf curl. " No wonder I call him Action Man. He's a keeper.]