Check for grey mould

Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

Don’t for­get to keep an eye out for at­tacks of pests and dis­eases such as grey mould on plants un­der cover. ✿ What is grey mould? Grey furry mould, caused by the fun­gus Botry­tis cinerea. It loves the damp en­vi­ron­ment and low light lev­els of a green­house or cold frame at this time of year. It at­tacks leaves and flow­ers, caus­ing them to wither and die. ✿ How do you pre­vent it? Ven­ti­late the green­house on mild days to re­duce hu­mid­ity; keep wa­ter­ing to a min­i­mum and stand pots in trays of wa­ter for a few min­utes then al­low them to drain. Don’t over­crowd plants and dis­pose of dy­ing fo­liage or flow­ers quickly.

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