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Powdery mildew

15 May 2017 19:37:40

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I was aware that my beautiful purple Violas weren't looking good over the last few weeks. They were such a pretty sight at the kitchen window. Since seeing they were on their way out, I've been giving them extra care and a twice-weekly well-diluted tomato feed. It did the trick, but only very temporarily. This weekend they were really on their last legs.

So I bit the bullet today and replaced them with some good old reliable Begonia semperflorens, as I'll be away a lot over the next few months. I need something that can basically look after themselves. Watered and fed the Begonias in the hope that they'll bulk up lots. But the good thing is that they should last well into late Autumn, and possibly through a mild winter.

And of course, the affected plants were disposed of in the household rubbish. 

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 22:54:25

Begonias are looking great and should provide colour into September.


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