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Q.My Fuschias Are Very Sick -fungus? pest?

Zone B16, Dorset South Coast England | Anne Poate added on September 17, 2020 | Answered

In a large pot. The leaves curl then balls/masses appear. It started last autumn. I sprayed with insecticide then cut it down to 1cm then sprayed again and sprayed the compost around it. It flowered beautifully then about 6 weeks after first flowering this came back. It’s now affecting other pots.

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Answered on September 18, 2020

These are galls, and caused by insects. It will be necessary to treat often when you know that they are present in the area, as insecticides will wear off over time.

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