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Pest and Disease Control


Although we can often experience the coldest of temperatures in February, now is the time to be looking out for some tell-tale signs of pests and diseases.  Below outlines what to be looking out for now:

Although we can often experience the coldest of temperatures in February, now is the time to be looking out for some tell-tale signs of pests and diseases.  Below outlines what to be looking out for now:

  • Pansies are susceptible to downy mildew and blackspot, especially if they are planted in the same place each year.  If you notice signs of this remove infected leaves and destroy badly affected plants.  If this is a particular problem this year, try using a different variety of bedding plants for next year’s winter bedding.
  • Remove dead leaves from around the base of alpine plants to prevent the stems from rotting.
  • Snowdrops can be vulnerable to Botrytis (grey mould).
  • Hellebore leaf spot can be a problem on old foliage of hellebores. Cutting back the old leaves should control the problem, and allow the flowers and new growth to be more visible.
  • Protect lily, delphiniums and hosta new shoots from slugs and snails.  Try using Slug and Snail Killer, Organic Slug Bait or Natria Slug and Snail Control.
  • Check autumn-sown sweet peas and apply mouse and slug controls if necessary.  For mice try using Advanced Formula Mouse Killer, Rat and Mouse Killer or Mouse Traps.