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This is one of the best times of year to be out in the garden – many of the new annuals are freshly planted, the veggies are in and growing and the lawn looks awesome…
But it is also about the time that we start to fret about mildews – that annoying group of fungal diseases that bother some of our favourite plants.
So – a few bits on Powdery Mildew which is, as it is so aptly named, a whitish powder that gets on the leaves of many plants – roses and phlox leap to mind. The good news is that powdery mildew, while disfiguring, is usually not fatal for the plants and there are a number of home remedies that you can try.
Here is a list of things to think about as you try to control powdery mildew on the above-mentioned rose and phlox:
If you are able to have healthy and resistant plants in the right locations and keep the sanitation levels high you will be ahead of the game.
At Barrie's Garden Centre, we can a variety of products that can help you eliminate this from your garden. Sulpher Dust, and Bordo Copper Fungicide are just a few that are carried in-store. Ask any of our helpful staff for advice. Avoid spraying in hot sunlight as that can burn the leaves.
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