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Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:31

Flowerslane. Have a look on the underside of the leaves opposite the white spots. Is there a corresponding area underneath with white hairs on it?

If so then it could be Downy mildew. This is very similar to Powdery mildew and just as annoyingly difficult to remove. However, it is not deadly, just unsightly.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:20

However, that is not the way that the fungus which causes Hellebore leaves to go black, begins.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:57

Often a sign that there are greenfly on the underside of the leaves, Check it out.

Saxifraga

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:56

They really dislike strong midday sunshine on the leaves, especially if the leaves are wet. Also Cloth of Gold likes a moist soil and goes brown like that if it dries out too much.

Codling Moths

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:16

Bad year for them, every one of our Katy apples is affected. All you can do is follow the RHS advice. The apples are still edible, you just have to cut out the wormed bit.

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:08

That is how we do it too! Now my Granny used to leaves some of the stones in when she made Damson jam. Made eating a jam butty something of an adventure!

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:54

Comes out of the fruit when they are damaged, not from the insect which does the damage.

Our Damsons are still unripe.

Green grub in nearly all my plums

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 14:01

Plum moth. You need to treat yourself to a pheromone trap. This does not stop the problem altogether, but it does help. If you are into spraying, when you see the moths in the trap, you know when to spray the tree.

Also helps if you give the tree a Winter Wash with insecticidal soap.

Not sure why leaves should be dying though. Could just be the weather.

saffron bulbs

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:36

Agree. We have planted them a few times over the years and they have never re-appeared after the first  flowering. They need a real good summer baking in well drained sandy soil in full sun.

Euonymus

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:43

Then not white flies per se. Sounds like they could either be one of the scale insects or possibly a fungus.

As I said a close up image of them would help us help you.

Try scraping one off. If it is like thin cotton wool with a black 'thing' in the centre then it is  scale.

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