Winter Washing of Fruit Trees

Although it may look like there is not much happening with your fruit trees over winter, the microscopic world of fungi is making plans,…

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Virus or Variegation

A common error gardeners make is to assume that appearance of coloured areas on leaves is caused by natural variegation, fungal infection or nutrient…

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Black Spot of Rose

Hi, my name is: Black Spot of Rose Describe yourself: Umm, my name pretty much says it all. I'm a black spot, kinda round with fringed margins and…

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Common Tree Problems and Solutions

When you take proper care of your trees, they will live long and healthy lives. Not only do trees provide a nice place to sit in the shade on a sunny…

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Peach Leaf Curl

Taphrina deformans Peach leaf curl is a virulent and resistant fungal disease that appears on the leaves of fruit trees in early spring. As the…

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Powdery Mildew

A warm summer evening, a little bit of moisture, a shady spot in the garden – sounds like a recipe for powdery mildew!  Powdery Mildew is a warm…

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Cucumbers

Cucumis sativus  Used the world over, either fresh, pickled or as an ingredient in many a dish, Cucumbers have a lovely place in the Summer garden.…

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Blossom End Rot

Hi, my name is: Blossom End Rot Describe yourself: Firstly, let me just say that I am not a disease, a fungus, a virus or any of that! I am a…

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Gall (of Australian Native Trees)

Hi, my name is: Gall (of Australian Native Trees) Describe yourself: I guess some people would describe me as an abnormal growth on plant parts, but…

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Sooty Mould

Hi, my name is: Sooty Mould Describe yourself: I’m definitely one of the most appropriately named pests and diseases going around...I look exactly…

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