Help - Have I got powered mildew on my Lonicera 'Serotina''
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Just when I thought I had everything under control in the garden, all of my three Lonicera's are starting to get a powdery white film over them. I planted them late summer last year and after a few weeks I noticed a film of like white dust spreading all over them. They then went yellow and shred all their leaves and I was left with bare stems.
The Man at the GC last year had told me it was due to the humid and wet weather we had. (can't remember if he said it was mildew though) This year they were really healthy looking and shooting up the wall. I was looking forward to them flowering in September, but then today I noticed the same problem with the white powdery film and can't understand why (especially with all this rain and no humidy) this would happen again.
I have looked up mildew probs in the questions on here and mine looks different to other members pics of mildew.
What is the best way of stopping it spreading please or treating it. I couldn't bear if I lost all three again.
- 22 Jun, 2012