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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: Gooseberry mildew Reply with quote

Has anybody any experience of gooseberry mildew. I read that it needs to be pruned properly to allow good air circulation. I also read to spray with a solution of bread soda and water also a solution of milk and water. Will this help. Thanks !
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pruning does help a lot. I had a lot of trouble with saw fly as well. So I put my one gooseberry into a large pot and I slide it around to catch the prevailing wind. The two things combined seem to keep both problems at bay.

Adequate watering in dry weather helps. But don't get water on the leaves.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. What does anybody else do ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not feed with high nitrogen manure as soft tissue more susceptible, Pick up all leaves as spores live in them, it also overwinters in buds so tip prune in Autumn.Do not plant in low lying area where wind does not blow. Keep centre open when pruning to allow air circulate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect, thank you very much
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