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25/06/2012 at 19:56

I can just about cope with Lily beetles but this year I have another problem - some sort of Lily leaf disease - it looks horrid and I just hope the flowers aren't going to be affected  

Pam x


25/06/2012 at 20:19

I have the same problem I have been removing the leaves and binning them.

25/06/2012 at 20:37
kate1123 wrote (see)

... I have been removing the leaves and binning them.

I don't know the definitive answer, but, to me, that looks like a virus. Lilies are susceptible to viruses.

If those were my plants, I'd do as Kate says, and remove all of the affected leaves, and hope that prevents any further spread.

25/06/2012 at 20:37

That is what I have been doing Kate  I wonder if it the weathers fault!!!

Pam x

25/06/2012 at 21:20

If it is Lily rust, which is a possibility, though rare in Britain, then removing the leaves is the recommended treatment. Viruses do not normally cause leaf spotting like this, they affect the leaves and flowers in a different manner. The leaves and flowers are twisted and distorted, not spotted.

12/07/2012 at 09:29
I bought some Pink Defender bulbs earlier this year ( lily beetle proof?) and they look just like the picture. The leaves of two pots of Regale have gone brown and shrivelled from the bottom up, we're so bad I gave up and put them in the compost bin any ideas anyone please ?
12/07/2012 at 13:13

Lilies can react very badly to excess wet - I've also had them shrivel up in some years. However, there's no need to bin them - mine have recovered the next year.

12/07/2012 at 19:36

That is good to know Alina  My Lilies usually do really well for me so this year it is disappointing that they are poorly

Pam x

12/07/2012 at 20:36

I've had the same problem with tradescantias. I've never encountered this before and I agree it likes like a virus helped on by the rain. 

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