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 Waveydavey35 1 week ago
Hi I put my new dahlias outside and a white powder looking covering has appeared on edges it washes off and then it comes back everyday after I clean ...
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Started by MrThomas 8 months 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...
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remove this Last replied to by carolb 7 months ago
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 9 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 11 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...
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remove this Last replied to by carolb 10 months ago
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 10 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...
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Started by carolb 2 years 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...
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remove this Last replied to by carolb 2 years 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 2 years 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...
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remove this Last replied to by Hemeroholic 2 years ago
It's usually caused by variable temperatures at night, nothing to worry about mine go like that every year.
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Started by carolb 2 years 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...
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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 2 years ago
whats the best things that you have used that are pet safe to kill or protect plants from slugs 
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remove this Last replied to by Florexpert 2 years 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 3 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 2 years 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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