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25/09/2012 at 18:19

Today i've found the leaves on young plant has got mottled yellow tops and the underside is covered in a kind of rust type effect! this has only just appeared, would like to know if this is due to recent heavy rain after dry spell or too cold! Should i lift the plant after removing damaged leaves and overwinter in greenhouse, as hasn't flowered yet?

25/09/2012 at 19:00

These campanulas are hardy so having it inside isnt needed. The leaves are probably beginning to die back now because of the shortening day length & reduction in average temperatures. Yes if you suspect rust then removing those leaves is a good idea- dont compost, bin them.

I'd expect it to resume growing again next Spring as normal & flower next year. IME slugs & snails love it, so protection of the emerging shoots from that attack is advised. J.

26/09/2012 at 11:46

Thanks joe4eyes it was the rust that threw me, as they were perfectly healthy a few days ago!

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