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29/06/2013 at 13:52

Hi all

I have a climbing rose with what seems to be a powdery mildew on it.  Can anyone confirm for me and advise how i can get rid of this.  The rose is doing well otherwise - a good show.


30/06/2013 at 21:14

Hi Tony, yes looks like powdery mildew to me, can happen if dry around roots and moist air around leaves/flowers etc.We had a lot of wet last year and in the midlands have had warm damp conditions which are ripe for fungal problems.

Spores are air bourne so climbers can suffer a little because the air doesn't circulate quite the same as it can around and through a shrub. there are spray treatments, but I suggest if problem's not too bad, just remove infected buds/leaves, water regularly in dry spells at the base and give a good mulch at the base with well rotted compost to encourage soil moisture retention.

Hope this helps

02/07/2013 at 20:35

Thanks Sunnydaze,u,r probably right i was away working and the garden got a bit negleted .Im doing what you,ve said and shall carry on doing.Im just glad the rose still looks great.Thanks very much.

04/07/2013 at 19:51

Pleased your rose is still looking great, looks fab from the picture. Do you know which one it is? Is it scented too?

My veilchenblau is now out on a pergola and looks and smells a treat!

06/07/2013 at 12:29

Hi, the rose I believe is Rob Scarlet - attaching picture so hope that helps to identify it.



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