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What does Monty think?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:35

Wheres the best place to get large clumps of barley straw? Surely there must be loads of it growing in farmers fields if I asked them nicely?

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:06

Think i may have found a cure. 2 x tsp baking soda in pint of water, sprayed onto plant, white powder disappeared instantly. Hope it doesnt return.

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 10:00

Heres a couple more photos if it helps (click on them to make them bigger)...

 

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsa9cd6bdf.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps3e7f5707.jpg

 

 

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 00:17

I couldnt find anything alive. The white stuff is as fine as talc powder or dust. I'll get some better photos tomorrow.

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:56

Thanks Bob, I shall take more photos tomorrow as the problem is getting worse by the day with the young plant being covered in the white pwdery substance.

My greenhouse is full of young seedlings and plants but its only affecting my Dahlias. I purchased them as tubers just a few weeks ago from a well known online seed supplier. Im wondering if the tubers were already affected before I got them, seeing as no other plant is affected?

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:09

Well despite lots of internet searching and reading about applying fungicides, I cant find reference to any particular type/brand. Any suggestions please?

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:48

Thanks Bill. Ill do some research on suitable UK fungisides. The problem is getting worse each day, its like someone has sprinkled talcum powder all over the plant. I wipe it off but it returns.

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 10:08

Thanks. When you say Q tip do you mean a cotton bud? Which fungiside would be best if needed?

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 23:19

In my greenhouse my two recently planted Dahlia Arabian Knight tubers are just poking through the compost in their pots, but they have both developed a white substance on the shoots.

They dont look like eggs but seeing as I have lots of other different plant seedlings in the greenhouse that arent affected im wondering if its something specific to Dahlias?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsb371090e.jpg

 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:43

Ive sewn 2 seads in each pot and they all seem to be germinating well. Should I thin out the weakest plant in each pot, or leave them alone?

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