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Garden Plant Symptons - Shoots Distorted or Wilted
 
Fasciation
(Shoots distorted or wilted)
Plants affected:Many types but in particular forsythias, lilies, delphiniums and prunus species.
Symptoms:
Shoots are flattened but may branch and bear normal leaves and flowers.
Fasciation. Picture of infected plant
Treatment:
 Cut out affected shoots on woody plants to be behind the flattening. No treatment is required for herbaceous plants.
 
Mint rust
(Shoots distorted or wilted)
Plants affected:Mint.
Symptoms:
Swollen, distorted shoots bear orange-coloured spore pustules.
Mint rust- Image of affected plant.
Treatment:
Cutout and burn affected shoots; burn over the mint at the end of the season.
 
Leavy gall
(Shoots distorted or wilted)
Plants affected: Many types, but in particular sweet peas, pelargoniums, dahlias, chrysanthemums, carnations, gladioli and strawberries.
Leavy gall- Image of infected plant.
 
Treatment: Destroy infected plants. When replanting, grow a non-susceptical type of plant.
 
Clematis wilt
(Shoots distorted or wilted)
Plants affected: Clematis.
Symptoms:  One or more shoots wilt and die rapidly.
Plant disease symptons -Powdery mildew
Treatment: Cut out affected shoots even if they arre below soil level. As new shoots develop later in the season, or the following season, spray them with a copper fungicide.
 
 
 
 
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