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White fungus?

LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 778
Hi all

I noticed this white fungus (?) on my Verbena bonariensis last night. It's this something to worry about? 



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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,410
    Possibly a bit of powdery mildew. Plants that are stressed are often susceptible and the cause of stress is often drought. We’ve had a very dry spring .... I’d give them a thorough soaking at the roots every other day this week to make sure their roots can access enough moisture. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,327
    It looks like a touch of mildew.
    I have lots of self-sown VB and some of them have patches too - I ignore it. The plants grow quickly now and soon outgrow it.
    It's caused by weather conditions, usually too dry at the roots at some stage.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,410
    Hi @Pete.8 ...Snap!!! 😂 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,327
    Great minds Dove and all that :)
    Hope all is well with you
    x
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 778
    Thanks @Dovefromabove & @Pete.8 . Currently giving everything a soak!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,410
    Pete.8 said:
    Great minds Dove and all that :)
    Hope all is well with you
    x
    All good here thanks @Pete.8 ... and with you and yours I hope 👍 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,327
    All good here thanks Dove  - and your strawberry mats are invaluable this year - I've got masses on the way !! :) 
    Thanks
    x
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,410
    Enjoy 🍓 
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