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NEW forum topic July 2020 - to ask your pest and diseases questions

Total number of topics in this forum: 9

Damage to roses

Question from Michael

I just discovered something is eating the leaves of the roses, not sure what it is, looks like a small white slug, any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you. Michael

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  • Posted: Sat. 14th August 2021 19:47

Mulberry tree suffering

Comment from Jan Helle

There are brown spots on the leaves and some leaves are curling up, going brown and falling off. What is happening?

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  • Posted: Fri. 13th August 2021 13:09

unknown beetle

Question from Liz

I found these 3 little critters under my dahlia pot this morning. Any idea what they are? Are they good for the garden or bad? If they're bad, how do I eradicate them?
Thank you Liz

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  • Posted: Thu. 29th July 2021 13:58
  • Last reply: Mon. 2nd August 2021 19:41

Sticky white blobs on Cercis (Forest Pansy)

Question from KatyBee

Hi, I live in the UK and each year my Cercis gets these sticky white blobs on them. Does anyone know what they are - pest or disease? And how to get rid of them? Thank you

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  • Posted: Thu. 24th June 2021 12:53


Question from Liz

What is an effective way of getting rid of earwigs? Can you spray plants and flowers with an insecticide? I had them last year eating my clematis flowers.

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  • Posted: Thu. 17th June 2021 16:11

Sick tulips

Question from mrs finch

Hi, I have a cut new flower bed dedicated to tulips. They have started looking sick at one end of the bed . Is it a virus?? Should I get rid of all the tulips in the bed and start again next year? Can I use the same bed? Hopefully some one will tell me it’s frost.

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  • Posted: Sun. 25th April 2021 06:53

Sudden discolouration of indoor lilies

Photo from Andrew Christie

Hello everyone. We have two different lilies: one a Peace Lily, indoors, one stem of which suddenly went completely yellow/brown (pic 1) recently while the other main stem remains normal. The leaves (pic 2) have also developed brown patches.
Pic 3 is a Calla Lily, also indoors, which has simultaneously developed brown spots in parts, as shown, just recently after the summer.
Does anyone know what might be wrong - and are they likely to be linked from the plants being in the same room? Is it an autumn phenomenon?
We've had them about 3 months and haven't done much differently recently. They have occasional quick spells on the patio when watering (once per 1-2 weeks), and therefore some brief exposure to external air conditions and autumnal winds.
Any suggestions welcome - thank you!

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  • Posted: Sat. 10th October 2020 12:18
  • Last reply: Fri. 16th October 2020 14:58

Black spot on fuchsia/

Question from mrs finch

Hi, six fuchsia plants arrived through the post. Every one had black spots on the leaves. The new growth is quite spindly.. do they have some sort of disease or have they just not been looked after properly by the supplier.

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  • Posted: Mon. 24th August 2020 10:26

What are these white insects?

Question from Anne Alvarez

Our hydrangeas have got some terrible insect. its white and big and there are tons on just one leaf. Is hard to get rid of. Have you any suggestions?

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  • Posted: Sun. 19th July 2020 08:08
  • Last reply: Sun. 19th July 2020 15:05