Getting to know Powdery Mildew

As with rust, powdery mildew is also a fungal disease.  It loves humid conditions, some warmth, and a bit of shade.  As the name suggests, it shows itself as white powdery patches, usually on the leaf surface, and quickly spreads, sometimes causing leaves to pucker and sometimes to yellow off and eventually die. Powdery mildew spores are spread with air …

Getting to know RUST

Rust is normally a problem in the high humidity and heat of summer as it favours that sort of weather but winter has been very mild and humidity is already high. Rust is a fungal condition which is identified by yellow or pale green spots developing on leaves, stems and flower stalks followed by the development of orange spores. There …