Category : Problems, pests and diseases

Buxus problems – Box Blight and other diseases

Buxus problems – Box Blight and other diseases

Most of the issues you face with any plant including your box plant have to do with less-than-ideal conditions. It’s important to understand that pests and diseases don’t typically attack

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Hollyhock diseases and how to treat them

Hollyhock diseases and how to treat them

Hollyhocks are grown for the vibrant flowers that appear on the top of the large flower stalks. As a herbaceous perennial it’s commonly grown as an annual, great for attracting

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Hollyhock rust and how to help prevent and treat it

Hollyhock rust and how to help prevent and treat it

Hollyhock is a fantasic plant especially for cottage gardens but unfortunately, it often has to combat hollyhock rust and they can quickly become overwhelmed with it. It can also be

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Treating  and preventing rust on plants such as roses, vegetables, perennials, shrubs and fruit

Treating and preventing rust on plants such as roses, vegetables, perennials, shrubs and fruit

Rust is one of the most common fungal diseases for any garden plant. Whether you have vegetables, fruit, grasses, herbaceous plants, trees, or shrubs, they are susceptible to rust, especially

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Why are my peonies not flowering

Why are my peonies not flowering

The peony is a beautiful and stunning garden plant but it is particularly finicky about the growing conditions it receives. It needs sun with a little bit of chill, it

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Why are my Peony leaves wilting and buds die before opening

Why are my Peony leaves wilting and buds die before opening

Peony wilt caused by Botrytis paeoniae If you have problems with your peony leaves, you’ve noticed they’re wilting and the buds are dying prior to opening onto the stunning flowers

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Why are my Daylilies not flowering (Hemerocallis)

Why are my Daylilies not flowering (Hemerocallis)

Daylilies make for a very popular choice in home landscapes and gardens because they have a great deal of colour and curb appeal. They are perennials that are known for

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How to improve garden drainage – 6 methods to use

How to improve garden drainage – 6 methods to use

The climate in the UK brings a lot of inconsistent weather and usually, it brings a lot of rainfall. Many gardens in the UK have a big problem with drainage

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Phormium mealybug pest and how to treat it

Phormium mealybug pest and how to treat it

Phormium mealybug is a pest that originates from New Zealand but is able to thrive in the UK outside, even in the winter which is unusual as all other types

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Cornus (Dogwood) pests and diseases

Cornus (Dogwood) pests and diseases

Dogwood is a very popular ornamental tree that is known for its elegant foliage and is bright red fruit, you also get the Cornus varieties such as Cornus alba and

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