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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carolb
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Started by carolb 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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
remove this Last replied to by carolb 12 months ago
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
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Hi Poppy,A tub filled with a mixture of beer & water attracts slugs like magnets! You then do need to collect and dispos...
EssenceofDittany
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Started by EssenceofDittany 1 year 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...
Ryanbeee
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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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Started by LauraMoan 2 years ago
I have had raspberry canes in my garden for a few years without any problems and producing loads of fruit but this summer there was a plague of caterp...
remove this Last replied to by Doris 2 years ago
Hello, I've seen this on a friend's plants - a complete plague! I think they are a little sawfly caterpillar. If they ar...
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Started by Doris 2 years ago
My lavenders and rosemary have both succumbed to this pretty little pest - I can't keep up with the picking them off and squishing. Anyone got any ide...
CapsicumKing
remove this Last replied to by CapsicumKing 2 years ago
Hello Doris,Its a shame these are such a pest because they are such pretty beetles!If you are happy to use a chemical sp...

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