West Sussex, United Kingdom
just to let you know that we've had such warm weather here in the South East that most of my unripe figs have ripened. Spring shrubs are trying to flower and people tell me some birds are nesting. All a bit worrying if we have a severe winter.
Latest problem: I regularly have a problem with a black substance on both my bay tree and my camelia. It looks just like black soot and is quite sticky. I think it is Sooty Mould.
Outide it's not too bad to treat as I can start by hosing, but I still have to spend time wiping every leaf. I normally only have to do this once a year.
However, I now have it on most of the leaves of a huge fiscus that I have in the conservatory (when I bought it it was about 12 inches high and it's now pushing the ceiling.) I can't take it out to spray it and it would be very messy indoors.
I'm prepared to patiently wipe each leaf, but I did this a few weeks ago and it's come back. What is the best thing to hopefully get rid of the problem.
- 21 Nov, 2011