What Disease Is That?

Helpful guides to common diseases in Perth gardens.

How to Identify and Treat Black Sooty Mould

If you notice black dust that looks like soot covering the plant’s leaves, stems and twigs, this is probably Black Sooty Mould (not poor housekeeping!).  This black substance is a fungus that grows on the sweet honeydew secreted by insects such as aphids, scale, mealybugs and white flies. It can appear on any plant inside or…

leaf curl

How to Treat Peach Leaf Curl

Autumn has arrived and stone fruit trees such as peaches, nectarines, apricots are starting to lose their leaves. This is the time to spray for Peach Leaf Curl. If left untreated, this disease affects fruit production and can get worse and worse each year. Leaves with leaf curl appear thick and lumpy, can change colour…