Pests & Diseases
Is your garden plagued with pests & diseases? Share your experiences here for advice and tips on getting your garden back.

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Started by MrThomas 3 weeks ago
I am about to replace a honeysuckle that has suffered from powdery mildew for two or three years. Is it OK to put the new plant in where the old one w...
carolb
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Hi Mr Thomas As far as I know powdery mildew is caused by the weather not anything nasty, so you should be fine to get ...
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Started by laq1965 2 months ago
I think my grapevine has powdery/downy mildew, can anyone give me any advice on how to treat this please?
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Started by loubylou 4 months ago
I am having a lot of trouble with ants this year.  They are in the lawn but worse in the greenhouse and playing havoc with the tomato plants.  I hav...
carolb
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One year I tried those little bait stations and they worked a treat, but when I tried them this year they had no effect,...
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Started by packsaddle 3 months ago
I bought a miniature magnolia in April and it is growing well, but holes are appearing in old or new leaves, but there is no signs of pests. The under...
carolb
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Started by carolb 1 year ago
I have a very sad looking hollyhock it has beautiful black flowers but the leaves are covered with what look like rust or scale insects, the leaves go...
carolb
remove this Last replied to by carolb 1 year ago
Thankyou, Hemeroholic, that just reinforces my decision this morning, sadly it has to come out, I bought it from the lov...
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Started by catloverme 1 year ago
My tomato leaves seem to be shrivling up like they need watering but they have been well watered and fed dont know whats wrong its never happend befor...
Hemeroholic
remove this Last replied to by Hemeroholic 1 year ago
It's usually caused by variable temperatures at night, nothing to worry about mine go like that every year.
carolb
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Started by carolb 1 year ago
Last year my Daughter bought me some lovely day lilies for mothers day, later I noticed some tiny black beatles crawling up the leaves and flying away...
carolb
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Well I have been out with my trusty torch each night and several slugs have met a salty end 🙂 Still far to many to cont...
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Started by poppy 1 year ago
whats the best things that you have used that are pet safe to kill or protect plants from slugs 
Florexpert
remove this Last replied to by Florexpert 1 year ago
Hi Poppy,A tub filled with a mixture of beer & water attracts slugs like magnets! You then do need to collect and dispos...
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Started by EssenceofDittany 2 years ago
I love Ladybirds and I know that they are good for controlling other pests in the garden, however they have all deceided that they want to hibernate i...
remove this Last replied to by poppy 1 year ago
we have a lady bird house in the garden they seem to love this its full of pine cones and scattered some ladybird feed i...
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Started by Ryanbeee 2 years ago
HiI had some really nice Lillies this year, which flowered well with huge blooms. Unfortunately, the rest of the plant was destroyed by red lily beetl...
Ryanbeee
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Thank you both for the info 🙂 It would be a shame to lose the lillies I have, but I will look into the varieties you ha...

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