Common Gardening Problems

Diseases and other problems are an inevitable part of gardening, but a few simple measures can significantly reduce the number. Accurate identification is vital for the right solution to be used.

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Mint Rust

Most commonly seen on mint, small orange-brown fungal spore pustules occur on the stems and leaf undersides, sometimes accompanied by leaf distortion in the spring. Destroy infected plants and do not reuse the potting compost.

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