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Brown Rot | Pests & Diseases

…recycle them). Pruning improves air circulation around the branches. Spray your cherry tree with a systemic fungicide such as Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control (containing Difenoconazole). Start applying it as the flowers open next year, following the instructions on the label. Why have I got…

Apple Scab | Pests & Diseases

…Firstly clear up all leaves that have fallen from the trees and either burn them or dispose of them with household waste as this will prevent the fungus from over-wintering so easily. You'll also need to spray the tree with a systemic fungicide in the spring, which will be available at all good…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…there any cure for downy mildew on busy lizzies? - Why are my busy lizzies dying in my flower ball? Fungal Disease - Why have my strawberries got fungus? - What is the white powder on my potato leaves? - Why are the stems of my begonias rotting? Fungal Leaf Spot - Why do my busy lizzie/ impatiens…

Downy Mildew | Pests & Diseases

…lizzies dying in my flower ball? Is there any cure for downy mildew on busy lizzies? You are not alone in your battle against downy mildew. This fungus is quite widespread and often affects Busy Lizzies during warm wet periods in summer, making the foliage turn yellow and drop, and eventually…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question & Answer session 27th July 2012

…easily. Luckily it's fairly easy to control with a suitable fungicide. I would suggest using Westland Plant Rescue Control ready-to-use-spray, Scotts Fungus Clear Ultra, or a similar product. Look for the active ingredients of Myclobutanil, Difenoconazole, or triticonazole. I hope this helps. Name:…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…you feel the need to use chemicals then try sprays which contain difenoconazole or myclobutanil, such as Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control or Bayer Garden Systhane Fungus Fighter. They are systemic (enter the vascular system of the plant) so will provide 2 or 3 weeks protection per treatment. I…

Powdery Mildew Treatment | Controlling Powdery Mildew | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…normally specify if they're effective against powdery mildew. To prevent infection next year make sure you clear away any fallen leaves as the fungus may over-winter on these. Why have my syringa got white residue on the leaves? What should I do to get rid of the white residue on my syringa leaves?…

Silver Leaf Fungus | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…& Disease Control Products * Gardening for Beginners * Glossary of Gardening Terms * 'How to' Gardening Guides * News * Video Library Silver Leaf Fungus - Diseases Commonly asked question(s): - Why are the leaf tips on my cherry tree starting to go brown and dying? It was indoors for a month before…

Pear Rust | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…this isn't possible then ensure you rake all the leaves up in the autumn and burn them (don't compost them). It's also worth noting that the fungus over-winters on Junipers so if you have any in the vicinity, look for rust infection on the stems and prune out any that are infected (or if necessary…

Honey Fungus | Pests & Diseases

…Gardening Guides * News * Video Library Honey Fungus - Diseases Commonly asked question(s): - Why has my abutilon tree failed to come to life this spring? Why has my abutilon tree failed to come to life this spring? You may not necessarily have honey fungus so don't worry just yet! Abutilon are…

Blossom Wilt | Pests & Diseases

…(don't compost or recycle them). Pruning improves air circulation around the branches. Spray your cherry tree with a systemic fungicide such as Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control (containing Difenoconazole). Start applying it as the flowers open next year, following the instructions on the label.

Leaf Blight | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…spots on the leaves? Why have my lilies got brown spots on the leaves? The brown spots may be fungal leaf blight or lily disease. This type of fungus spreads freely in wet, humid conditions. The best way of preventing it is to grow lilies in sunny, well ventilated positions where the foliage will…

Lily Disease | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…spots on the leaves? Why have my lilies got brown spots on the leaves? The brown spots may be fungal leaf blight or lily disease. This type of fungus spreads freely in wet, humid conditions. The best way of preventing it is to grow lilies in sunny, well ventilated positions where the foliage will…

Damping Off

…consider them to be a relatively primitive type of fungus because the spores are motile and require water for dispersal. Other fungi such as powdery mildews or rusts do not have this requirement. There is another common soil-borne fungus which attacks seedlings, leading to collapse. This is…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 19th April 2013

…species of fungus although the symptoms are similar and treatment is the same! You can remove affected leaves as soon as symptoms are seen, to delay the spread of the infection. However the most reliable course of action is to use chemical fungicides such as 'Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control'…

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…Firstly clear up all leaves that have fallen from the trees and either burn them or dispose of them with household waste as this will prevent the fungus from over-wintering so easily. You'll also need to spray the tree with a systemic fungicide in the spring, which will be available at all good…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th June 2012

…be formulated to deal with black spot e.g. Bayer Garden Multirose or Scotts Roseclear. You can also try Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control or Bayer Garden Systhane Fungus Fighter. It's best to start spraying as a preventative measure in spring to stop infecting occurring in the first place. You…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th June 2014

…Horticultural Expert * Hello Elizabeth. Fairy rings are quite interesting things really. They are caused by a fungus such as Marasmius oreades which grows within the roots of the grass. The fungus causes characteristic circles of toadstools in autumn, but are visible throughout the year as circular…

Facebook questions Jan 7th

…seriously thinking of not growing them at all in 2011. Can anyone help? Answer: Hi Bijal. You are not alone in your battle against downy mildew. This fungus is quite widespread and often affects Busy Lizzies during warm wet periods in summer, making the foliage turn yellow and drop, and eventually…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer SEssion 8th July 2011

…at the beginning, peak and end of flowering. Use a fungicide that contains the active ingredient difenoconazole such as Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control. Hopefully this will clear many of the spores before next years crop develops. Best of luck Christina. Name: Anna Mason Question: Hi T&M…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th May 2011

…household waste (don’t compost or recycle them). I would also spray your cherry tree with a systemic fungicide such as Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control (containing Difenoconazole). Start applying it as the flowers open next year, following the instructions on the label. Good luck Lynne, I…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th August 2010

…was the cause of the rotting flower buds and brown petals. What a shame! The brown spots may be fungal leaf blight or lily disease. This type of fungus spreads freely in wet, humid conditions. The best way of preventing it is to grow lilies in sunny, well ventilated positions where the foliage will…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 27.06.14

…It often infects the plant through the flowers and is not obvious until the berries begin to ripen. At this point the berries begin to rot and the fungus is clearly visible on the fruits. Unfortunately, there are no approved fungicides available to gardeners that will control Botrytis cinerea. This…

What to do in the garden in November

…and apple trees anytime between now and February. But don't be tempted to prune your plum trees now as they will be susceptible to the silver leaf fungus - wait until midsummer. * • Apply glue bands or greasebands to the trunks of fruit trees to prevent wingless female winter moths climbing the…

What to do in the garden in September

…fruit trees to make it easier to spot windfall fruits. * • Cover wall-trained peach trees to prevent peach leaf curl from taking hold. The fungus needs wet conditions to infect the plants. * • If you haven't already, cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leaving the new…

Fungal Disease | Pests & Diseases

…- Why are the stems of my begonias rotting? - Why do my Japanese Maple bush leaves have tiny white speckles on? - Why have my strawberries got fungus? What is the white powder on my potato leaves? It sounds like a fungal infection but it is hard to say what the disease is without a little more…

Busy Lizzie Advice Page

…nationally concerning downy mildew disease (race 2 and 3) affecting the common Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walleriana). This is caused by an airborne fungus; it is worsened by humid conditions and plants can be specifically infected following a wet spring. Downy mildew symptoms on infected plants include…

Flower & Vegetable of the Year

…first blight-resistant basket tomato! Tomato blight is a real problem for gardeners and Losetto shows outstanding tolerance to this devastating fungus. It's perfect for hanging baskets, as there's no need for side-shooting. The sweet and juicy, cherry-sized fruits can be harvested from July to…

What to do in the garden in December

…make them susceptible to silver leaf fungus. Make sure you use clean, sharp secateurs to avoid damaging your trees. * • Prune grape vines. * • Protect wall trained peaches and nectarines from wet winter weather which spreads the peach leaf curl fungus. Construct a screen of clear polythene…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 6th September 2013

…include wilting leaves and blackened leaf stems, which also wilt too. If stems show a black discolouration when cut open this is also a sign of the fungus. The remedy is to cut back all affected stems to healthy non-stained tissue, cutting back to ground level if necessary. The plant will regenerate…