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Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

Last year I had some aqueligia's and they did pretty well, seeded and grew really well over the winter, then suddenly they have all died off, and a few that are left look like this ?


 I noticed at the base of one of the plants it looked a bit slimy. 

Such a shame, I really love these plants. I'm not sure it is mildew that is spreading across the country, but maybe it is. 

Any advice gratefully received. Thank you. x


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,353

    Info here on the Downy Mildew affecting aquilegias

    I really hope it's not that - fingers crossed.

    I've got quite a few of the Touchwood Aquilegias - they appear healthy so far image

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  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    Oh what a shame they were all grown from seed... A neighbour 3 doors up all hers are fine.  I wonder where it came from them.

    I'll remove any sign of them tomorrow.

    Am I right thinking I wont be able to have these now as the ground will be infected ?

    Some of my plants do suffer with mildew as on light sandy soil.  Other than water and mulch can I do anything to prevent it ?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,167

    Burn all infected plants.

    There is nothing available to the amateur gardener to treat the aquilegia mildew.image

    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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