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Asked by
barry on
July 3, 2015
County CLARE, Ireland

Q. What has killed our pinks/thrift/rabhan

What has killed our pinks/thrift/rabhan in Ireland? We have had pinks for years but came back this summer to find many scores of plants with a brown center that was a couple of inches wide that now in two weeks had browned the whole plant. My wife thinks herbicide must have been used, but our property manager claims they were killed by a lawnmower set too low. Is that an explanation?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 5, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Your description could both be a fungus issue or certainly the effects of a herbicide.

This any other plants in the area suffer losses?

If the lawn are treated with any kind of weed and feed product, which is very common, those contain herbicides which will kill flowers.
Here are a few links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/herbicide-plant-damage.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/dianthus/growing-dianthus-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/plant-leaf-spots.htm

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Asked by
timw323 on
July 7, 2017
27263

Q. Thrift appears to have a disease

In live in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. My Thrift is approximately 7 years old and has a browning appearance. We have had plenty of Rainfall this year, the last 2 weeks has been in 90s and humid. The Thrift gets plenty of sunshine and it is located in a well drained area. I am enclosing a picture for your review.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil high in organic content. Gardeners should irrigate soil when the top layer feels dry to the touch to prevent both dryness and waterlogged conditions.
Garden phlox is susceptible to a disease called black root rot. Caused by the fungal pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola, this disease often lives in soil for years. It is most partial to a soil pH between 5 and 8.5 and thrives in soil temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Infected phlox plants display yellowing, wilting, leaf drop and slowed growth. As the disease progresses, roots begin to decay and display black areas of dying plant tissue. To control black root rot, maintain sanitary conditions in the garden, particularly by sterilizing tools before moving to a new plant. Applications of a fungicide with an active ingredient such as thiophanate-methyl offer effective control when applied at the first sign of a problem. However, gardeners may need to contact a licensed professional as this fungicide may be unavailable for home use.

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Asked by
hsimmons on
July 10, 2017
Carle Place, NY 11514

Q. common thrift – armeria maritima

what do you do with the dead flowers?
do you leave them on the plant or cut them?
what will promote more flowering?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 12, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
jewell2574 on
August 25, 2017
30094

Q. thrift

when do you plant thrift

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 26, 2017
Certified Expert
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