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13/05/2014 at 22:19

I have a malva sylvestres which has quite a bit of rust. I have pruned out all of the affected growth which was quite a lot. I have sprayed with a fungus control spray. Is there anything I can spray on weekly to keep it in check like sodium bicarb and washing up liquid with rose blackspot.

14/05/2014 at 06:50

The mild wet winter we've just had was perfect for Hollyhock rust   

Info here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=564 

14/05/2014 at 08:16

Rust has stopped me growing hollyhocks and Malva sylvestris.

Malva moschata doesn't get rust so I grow that. I don't think there's a real cure and I weekly spraying of anything isn't where I'm going.

14/05/2014 at 08:40

I've not sprayed anything in this garden, other than weeds in the drive.  

15/05/2014 at 20:42

I have another look and every leaf is affected. There are a few seedlings germinated at the base so I may cut it down and allow the seedling to take over.

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