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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,331

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11406556/Killer-disease-cripples-aquilegia-collection.html

    that link may work better.

    Carrie Thomas ensured that a lot of seed from her collection is distributed all over Britain. The plants will live on, but in other gardens.

    The only remedy seems to be to dig up and burn affected plants.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

    thank you couldn't see how to do the link

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,741

    I visited Carrie Thomas's garden the summer before last and brought some aquilegias home with me - my fingers are very crossed.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I have no diseased looking aquilegias growing but I think there are fewer aquilgias appearing in my garden than in previous years. I'll be watching them

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    What a shame.  I'm waiting for some new aquiligia plants; first time for me.  It's good to know what to look out for.  Thanks Royd for bringing our attention to this.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267

    image Let's hope the aquilegias develop a natural resistance in time. Its not nature's way to wipe out a species with another, only humans do that.Some rabbits have become resistant to myxomatosis so hopefully the same will happen.

  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    The Telegrapht will keep asking me to log in so what disease is affecting them?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267

    Hmm...I can't see it either now. Its a mildew Dorset, they think it might be a new and more virulent species. If you google it there's info at Touchwood Plants.

  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

    i can still see it

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,331

    Google Touchwood aquilegias, it gives a full explanation.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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