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27 Nov

Winter’s Worst Garden Pests and Diseases!

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Many garden pests and diseases thrive during the harsh winter months. It’s time to take action using a few simple measures. Here is a list of winter’s worst garden pests and diseases and ways you can tackle them… Many creatures have evolved to be able to survive both extreme hot and cold weather.  Snails and slugs are [...]

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Published Date: 27 Nov 2011
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27 Jul

Flower Trouble? We Have the Answers!

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Bedding plants, like most other garden plants can come under attack from pests and diseases. Things do go wrong even for the most advanced gardeners because plant disease is more likely to do with cultural or environmental fault. Identify any possible problems as early as possible and follow this guide to deter pests and diseases. [...]

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Published Date: 27 Jul 2011
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06 Jun

Identify Your Rose Diseases!

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Black Spot It takes the form of a black spot fungus and produces spores, which are released under wet conditions. Black Spot thrives in warm, wet weather, especially in the spring. Leaves less than two weeks old are most susceptible and spores can survive on fallen leaves and within the soil. It can be passed [...]

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Published Date: 06 Jun 2011
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19 Nov

Plant Disease – Root Rot

Root Rot occurs most commonly from being overwatered or from fungus in the soil.

The most common cause of root rot is from over watering which can cause some of the roots to die back due to a lack of oxygen. As the plants die they will start to rot. This can then spread to healthier roots and kill them as well, even if the soil conditions are put [...]

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Published Date: 19 Nov 2010
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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…

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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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