Any cure for these Blackcurrants?
Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
I live in Northern England. Garden is sheltered, plenty of sunshine and RAIN.
These B/C bushes are mature and always have a very good crop. This year aphids colonised the tips of twigs and caused the leaves to curl up. Now, in July, the branches, leaves and fruit are a black sticky mess with ants crawling everywhere. I don't know if this is an aphid problem or an ant attack, or maybe mildew or mould?
This has occured before but without such a devastating effect. ANY constructive advice would be greatly appreciated thanks. Can I rescue these bushes? How can I prevent it happening again?
- 11 Jul, 2009