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Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:54

I am pretty sure it is Honey Fungus destroying my climbing rose's, clematis and other shrubs.  We cut down a May hedge and left the stumps and roots for stag beetles (of which we have many).  I completely replanted the bed and all was well for the first year.  The second year (last year) and this year disaster set in, even the vigorous Autumn clematis looked sick and hardly had any flowers.  I have fed, mulched and pruned everything - to no avail.  Then about a month ago a huge patch of fungus appeared near one of the May stumps.  I recall similar last year on a different May stump.  Gutted!

Sick roses

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 23:20

Thank you.  In the same bed I have a late flowering clematis, the leaves of which have gone a pale green, look mildewey, but are not actually mildew and almost no flowers this year.  I also have hollyhocks near the rose and clematis.  The hollyhocks seem to be infected with multiple brown spots under the leaves and I am wondering if hollyhocks are susceptable to any virus's or fungus which can be transferred to other plants.  I had my suspicions last year that the holyhocks were the culprits.

Sick roses

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 23:02

I have a problem with what I believe is black spot in my organic garden.  My beautiful Davd Austin climbing rose, two seasons old now, is badly affected and I will have to cut out some of the stems.  The leaves and stems are dying off daily and some stems are turning black.  I have recently watered in sequestrian and also gave it a good feed in the spring.  Any help please?  I would prefer to not use chemicals, but will have to if there is no other solution.

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