on gladioli - 1
HAVE always grown gladioli successfully until last year. I bought
new corms but was disappointed when the new plants had rust and
the flowers were deformed. I only lift my corms when they need dividing
and thought that this year all would be well, but I was dismayed
to find that again they have rust and it appears to have spread
to my healthy stock. A friend said after lifting the corms they
could be treated with diluted Jeyes Fluid but didn't know any further
details. Please could you tell me if this is true?
will definitely run rampant on gladioli - I know from personal experience.
I don't have a recipe for Jeyes Fluid spray, but alternatively,
spray with Yates Bravo, Fungus Fighter or Greenguard or Watkins
Saprol or Fungus and Mildew Spray. Spray other plants to protect
against further spread. When lifting bulbs, a light dusting of captan
will protect against fungal problems and rotting during storage.
Gardener, Issue 88, 2001, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.