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Helpful advice on what to do when problems strike, whether they're diseases, disorders or otherwise - and how to prevent them occurring
Phytophthora is our second most reported disease. Causing die-back and leaf damage on trees and shrubs and is often fatal.
Although easy to grow and very rewarding, tomatoes can suffer from a range of easily preventable problems at the time of ripening.
Although easy to grow, tomato fruits can suffer from splitting and cracking in late summer. This is difficult to prevent, as it is caused by fluctuating temperatures and water supply - which are often out of the control of the gardener.
Although easy to grow and very rewarding, tomatoes can suffer from a range of easily preventable leaf problems.
Although easy to grow and very rewarding, tomatoes can suffer from a range of problems with their stems, from the lumps and bumps of root initials to more serious stem rots caused by a variety of diseases.
Tree rusts are fungal diseases causing dusty orange, brown or black spots (pustules) on the leaves of poplar, willow, birch and plum, and cankers on the stems and branches of five-needled pine.
It can be frustrating when trees and shrubs fail to establish well. The main symptoms of poor establishment are yellow or brown leaves and shoots dying back. There are steps you can take to remedy the situation, but it is better to try to prevent these problems happening in the first place.
Though problems with newly planted trees and shrubs may be expected, well-established trees and shrubs after years of growing well can start to decline. This can be a worrying time for the owner so we look at what can be done.
Scab diseases of trees and shrubs can disfigure the plant by producing unsightly dark spots on the leaves. Blossoms and fruit can also be attacked and the vigour of the plant reduced as a result of premature defoliation.
Tulip fire is a fungal disease of tulips caused by Botrytis tulipae, which produces brown spots and twisted, withered and distorted leaves. It is so named because plants appear scorched by fire.
Many viruses affect tulips, causing streaked flowers, mottled leaves, distorted plants and stunted growth.
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