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is making the plant lop sided and I would like to cut it out. Can I do it now or as with the cherry tree, wait until after the spring? Hi tarttartan, definitely don't prune your cherry tree now. This job needs to be done in summer, to prevent the fungal
but remains attached at the edges, so this 'silvering' is the top layer sitting apart from the rest. Any ideas why this has happened and if we need to do anything about it? If so, what? Baffled!!! Hello Pauline, These symptoms sound like the disease silver
on the leaves of the healthy parts? If there are brown spots with grey centres, it could be Anthracnos, a fungal disease. Treatment for that is to remove all affected leaves and branches and spray with a copper-based fungicide. It could also be being killed
There are times when it is, quite frankly, just too freezing to do any work in the garden. In some ways I'm glad of the harsh weather; it should help to finish off garden pests such as slugs, and spores of fungal diseases such as tulip fire
the greenhouse, which I'm sure helps prevent fungal diseases. You can easily get all the bits from ebay.
developing the fungal disease, tulip fire.More on growing tulipsFollow our video guide to planting up a daffodil, tulip and crocus displayRead Adam Pasco's blog on growing multi-headed tulipsHow to lift and store tulipsAdvice on dealing with tulip fire
The temperature and humidity levels in my garden in the last few weeks have made for ideal blight weather. Blight (Phytopthora infestans) is a fungal disease which thrives in warm, damp conditions. My garden has been so humid; if it wasn't raining
, "blight" has become a generic term for any fungal or bacterial problem. There are actually only two Blights - Early and Late - but there are many more fungal or bacterial diseases, some of which resemble Early Blight in particular. Can you be more specific
't think the move had anything to do with it and am sure I have read about this before-here were also some white fungal spots on the trunk which might be signs of disease? Have dug it -cut it back and dumped it at the top of the garden. Is there any hope
. They are about 8" apart not 6", but yes, you're right they are far too close. Good idea, mudlark. As Italophile says, fungal diseases are the biggest problem with tomatoes and the more air that can circulate between plants, the better.