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24/11/2011 at 15:29
Apparently mildew has been a prolific problem this year according to Mail Order Trees from whom I purchased a 2 year old Amelanchier canadenisis which quickly developed the disease. Have pruned heavily and will spray with fungicide.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I have powdery mildew on an red acer tree (I think it's a Crimson King Maple) which is over 25 years old. It had been heavily pruned in recent years to allow some more light in the garden. The mildew has also affected some other plants in the garden, ie my trailing begonias, this year. Should I take the tree out altogether?
14/06/2013 at 08:15
Hi all, I have this problem on honeysuckle what can I do about it please?
14/06/2013 at 08:17
Sorry forgot to mention, have fed it with tomarite, could this be the problem??
14/06/2013 at 08:25


I have it on my pulmonarias and lupins in the drier, full sun borders, elsewhere they are fine.  Honeysuckle is OK.  Teh only way to avoid is keep well watered in dry weather- water on an evening or early morning to prevent evaporation and use a mulch on those areas.

The honeysuckle will be fine -With the honeysuckle and pulmonaris once it has flowered- prune, which will get rid of the mildew and will give you better flowers next year or a second flush later in the year.

Just reminded me to go and shear my "frosted" pulmonarias and replant some in a shadier moister border!

14/06/2013 at 13:40


l have a giant Amaryllis  bulb  that is in leaf but no flower,it produced three large flowers last christmas,  l have given it a feed once a month will this stop it flowering again this year as l didnot think it would grow in the summer

25/06/2013 at 07:48
I have an old apple tree which was covered in a white
powdery mildew last year. We pruned it back hard for this year and in the spring it looked really healthy with lots of blossom but it is now covered again with this white sticky mildew. Any advice as to what this is and how to get rid.. Thanks Barbara
01/08/2015 at 10:51
My hakuro nishiki flamingo brush is drying wot can I do
01/08/2015 at 10:55
My hakuro nishiki flamingo. brush is drying wot can I do
01/08/2015 at 12:30

Lorraine, is it in a container?  If so how big?

What sort of compost?

How often are you watering it and how much?

01/08/2015 at 12:45
Hiya I've taken out of the pot it was in and put it in my garden
01/08/2015 at 12:49

Then just give it plenty of water - in dry spells a bucket full every other day

The damaged leaves will probably die and fall, but it'll recover and grow some more.

01/08/2015 at 12:55
Thank you very much my grandchildren bought it my cat was in a RTA so they have named it shriek's tree x
01/08/2015 at 14:37

Aw bless them

27/09/2015 at 16:19

I have a small Crimson King maple which was planted this Summer but now has white powdery mildew over nearly all of the leaves.  Can you please advise the best treatment?  Is it through too much water or not enough or is the soil lacking something?  Should I remove all the leaves before they are due to fall this Autumn?

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