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hardad127hardad127 Posts: 3

We have a Ribes shrub that has always thrived, however over recent weeks all the new growth has died back and the leaves are falling off.

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this?image

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,098

    I don't know what the weather's been like in your neck of the woods, but my patio has been under inches of water several times over the past few weeks.

    Is the ground waterlogged by any chance?
    Or bone dry?

    I'm sure a ribes expert will be along soon

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,506

    It looks very much like aphid damage. Have you noticed any of these on your currant?

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  • hardad127hardad127 Posts: 3

    Hi I have had a good luck and I cannot see any aphids.

    we have had lots of rain but not waterlogged, I've been treating the 

    Last edited: 26 June 2016 15:02:16

  • hardad127hardad127 Posts: 3

    Hi I have had a good look and I cannot see any aphids.

    we have had lots of rain but not waterlogged, I've been treating the soil with well rotted horse manure on the top.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,506

    The other possibility is powdery mildew but this is usually associated with dry weather and it has been anything but that recently image

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