Rust on mallow

cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

I have a malva sylvestres which has quite a bit of rust. I have pruned out all of the affected growth which was quite a lot. I have sprayed with a fungus control spray. Is there anything I can spray on weekly to keep it in check like sodium bicarb and washing up liquid with rose blackspot.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,768

    The mild wet winter we've just had was perfect for Hollyhock rust image  

    Info here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=564 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,251

    Rust has stopped me growing hollyhocks and Malva sylvestris.

    Malva moschata doesn't get rust so I grow that. I don't think there's a real cure and I weekly spraying of anything isn't where I'm going.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,768

    I've not sprayed anything in this garden, other than weeds in the drive.  

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    I have another look and every leaf is affected. There are a few seedlings germinated at the base so I may cut it down and allow the seedling to take over.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 985

    What we could do with is a bit of genetic engineering for these particularly virulent  plant diseases.

    Expects some hackles raised. image

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