Pest or Disease in Spring Bedding

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Ian Fox asked 13 years ago

Im a young gardener and recently bought some pansy and primula plants but the pansy are stunted and have small brown/black spots on them and the leaves of the primula plants are yellowing off and then turning brown and rotting. Can anything be done to save these plants??

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Pansies can get a disease called leaf spot which causes the leaves to rot and the plants usually wither away.

Primroses sometimes lose older leaves in winter but flower well anyway and new leaves are produced, but it could also be a sign of the presence of greenflies on the back of the leaves, and these might need control if there are a lot of them.