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Geranium rust

Is there anyone familiar with rust on geraniums.  My geranium has got rust on the leaves. I have disposed of the leaves infected. . do I need to destroy the plants. Many thanks for help Valerie 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593
    I just grab them and cut off to the soil, they soon come back with lovely fresh green and maybe flower again if it’s a type that flowers twice in a season.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks @Lyn. these are the large bedding type geraniums,  not the hardy ones so I’ll probably need to get rid of the whole plant. Valerie 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593
    Pelargoniums then,   Try cutting them back. They may be ok. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • @Lyn , to be honest if I cut them back there will be nothing left, but will do as I’m trying not to spray. Valerie 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593
    Nothing to lose then, and they may shoot out again.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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