Gardening Tips For August
By Mary Darcy, Gardening Tutor.
Pest and Diseases:
- Warm, dry weather encourages diseases such as mildew. Mildew is a white powdery coating covering the stems and leaves.
- Flowers most prone to mildew are Roses. Fungicidal sprays can be used, but by ensuring that the plants do not come under any stress- for example lack of watering – the plants will stand up to any attacks much better.
- Check your plants for aphids. They can be kept under control by squashing them by hand.
- If your infestation is very bad there are suitable pesticides available or try the organic option of “Garlic Wonder”