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10 Nov

Plant Disease – Rust

Rust is characterised by the rust coloured spots and irregular discolouration that appears on the leaves and stem.

As its name suggests garden rust is characterised by rust coloured spots and irregular discolouration on a plants leaves and stems. Rust is a fungal garden diseases and there are many different species affecting a variety of garden and greenhouse plants. The plants commonly affected are: beans, roses, chrysanthemums, pelargonium and fuchsias. Spores can be transmitted between [...]

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Published Date: 10 Nov 2010
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05 Nov

Plant Disease – Rose Black Spot

Rose Black spot can be spotted by the dark, remember to check the underside of leaves.

This is one of the garden diseases specific to all types of roses. It takes the form of a black spot fungus and produces spores, which are released under wet conditions. Rose black spot thrives in warm, wet weather, especially in the spring. Leaves less than two weeks old are most susceptible and spores can [...]

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Published Date: 05 Nov 2010
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31 Oct

Plant Disease – Grey Mould

Grey Mould is easily recognized by the fuzzy grey mould that affects buds, leaves, flowers and fruit.

Garden diseases are common and gardeners must be on the lookout for the kinds of diseases that can ruin plants and vegetables. Grey mould is a disease which can run riot if given a chance especially in a greenhouse. This fuzzy grey mould grows on buds, leaves, flowers and fruit.  Grey mould is known as [...]

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Published Date: 31 Oct 2010
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25 Oct

Plant Disease – Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew is an extremely common plant disease that appears as grey or white spots on the buds, leaves and stems of plants

Of all the garden diseases powdery mildew is one of the most widespread and easily recognized. No plants are safe from this disease but it most commonly affects edible plants including apples, squash, cucumbers and ornamental flowers such as lilac, zinnia, rose and phlox.  Fortunately, powdery mildew will not affect more than one variety of [...]

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Published Date: 25 Oct 2010
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22 Oct

Your worst 5 plant diseases…

ROSES

Sometimes it feels like a minefield in the garden when it comes to knowing what garden diseases can affect your plants. These articles from Jersey Plants Direct will help you identify and eliminate your worst garden diseases. This series of articles from Jersey Plants Direct will help you to spot the signs of common garden [...]

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Published Date: 22 Oct 2010
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05 Sep

Garden Pests – White fly

Whiteflies are a sub-tropical pest

  Continuing our series of Top Garden pests, today we take a look at White flyThese common sap-feeding pests mainly affect houseplants and greenhouse plants. They are a sub-tropical pest that was introduced into the UK by accident, and now over 1400 species of whitefly have been recorded worldwide, 56 of these have been found in [...]

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Published Date: 05 Sep 2010
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30 Aug

Garden Pests – Aphids

Aphids are commonly found on roses

Continuing our series of Top Garden pests, today we take a look at Aphids – Aphids – Otherwise know as greenfly and black fly these sap-sucking insect pests feed on all foliage and flowers and are particularly partial to ornamental plants, fruit, vegetables and houseplants. There are over 500 species of Aphid in Britain and [...]

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Published Date: 30 Aug 2010
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29 Aug

Garden Pests – Slugs & Snails

Slugs will eat almost anything.

  Continuing our series of Top Garden pests, today we take a look at Slugs & Snails!  Prepare for war because these are some of the most worrying pests you’ll find in your garden! Slugs will eat their way into potatoes and feast upon your prize juicy strawberries leaving a myriad of holes, and its no [...]

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Published Date: 29 Aug 2010
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26 Aug

Garden Pests – Vine Weevil

Adult vine weevils

Continuing our series of Top Garden pests, today we take a look at Vine Weevil Many gardeners are very afraid of this root-eating plant insect, and it’s not surprising because due to this vicious pest suddenly otherwise healthy-looking plants collapse and die. It is one of the most common and devastating of all the garden [...]

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Published Date: 26 Aug 2010
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22 Aug

Garden Pests – Red Spider Mite

Heavy infestationof red spider mite are easier to spot

 Continuing our series of Top Garden pests, today we take a look at Red Spider Mites – The red spider mite is a common sap-feeding pest which causes mottled leaves on greenhouse plants, houseplants as well as garden plants. Common victims are: vines, peach, nectarines, cucumbers, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, poinsettias, orchids and Impatiens. These red spider mites [...]

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Published Date: 22 Aug 2010
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