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Pests and Diseases That Attack Lavatera Plants

Pests and Diseases That Attack Lavatera Plants

Last updated on January 10th, 2022 If you notice that your Lavatera shrub is discolouring or wilting, there is a high chance that they are suffering from disease or pest issues, the good news is that it is nearly always treatable. It is crucial to identify the culprit according to the symptoms displayed to employ a suitable treatment method. This is usually as simple as applying a pesticide for pests and fungicide for fungus infections such as Hollyhock rust and…

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Why is My Lavatera Wilting? Identifying The Problem & How To Treat

Why is My Lavatera Wilting? Identifying The Problem & How To Treat

Last updated on January 10th, 2022 Why is my Lavatera wilting? This is a common question that most people who are growing Lavatera ask at some point. Lavatera plants grow well without issues but sometimes problems like wilting arise. Wilting has various causes in a Lavatera and I will cover these in detail below. When you finish reading through the article, you will have an inkling of what is affecting your plants and how to solve it or if you…

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Why Are The Leaves on My Lavatera Turning Yellow?

Why Are The Leaves on My Lavatera Turning Yellow?

Last updated on January 10th, 2022 Lavatera is one of my favourite shrubs, but one common problem with them is that the leaves often start to turn yellow, especially on more established plants. If you notice your Lavatera’s leaves yellowing, there might be a problem. Instead of guessing what the problem could be, it is better to investigate and figure out what really going on. Firstly, I just want to highlight a couple of things you need to consider before…

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Should You Cut Back Lavatera?

Should You Cut Back Lavatera?

Last updated on December 16th, 2021 The simple answer is, yes, you should. Unless you have plans of letting them grow wild, cutting back Lavatera (also known as mallows) is beneficial for the overall health of the plant and its appearance. Many people have asked me this question because they are worried that cutting back Lavatera would be detrimental. In the information presented in this article, you will discover why pruning Lavatera is advantageous and how you should do it….

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Growing Lavatera ‘Barnsley Baby’ and Care Guide

Growing Lavatera ‘Barnsley Baby’ and Care Guide

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 Lavatera Barnsley Baby is one of my favourite shrubs to grow in pots and containers as they don’t get too large. They are fairly low maintenance compared to their larger cousins, the Rosea and the Burgundy Wine and give one of the best shows of any shrub, flowering for longer than another other variety of shrubby Lavatera. What is there not to love! You would think that they take a lot of effort, but…

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How to grow Lavatera bushes (Mallows)

How to grow Lavatera bushes (Mallows)

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 Have you come across Lavatera bushes and their lovely blossoms in spring? If you have, it is difficult not to appreciate their understated beauty and abundant flowers and foliage. You can easily add these plants (which are available as shrubs, perennials and annuals depending on the variety) to your garden display because they don’t need much attention to thrive with the exception of a little pruning in spring and some mulch around the base…

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5 Reasons Why Your Lavatera Might Not Flowering (Mallow)

5 Reasons Why Your Lavatera Might Not Flowering (Mallow)

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 You have heard the praises that Lavatera shrubs attract through their beautiful blooms and lush foliage. You go ahead and plant them but, what if they do not bloom as expected? You will find yourself asking “Why is my lavatera not flowering?” and without any information to go on, this can be a frustrating situation and one that is probably more common than you think. In general, Lavatera will flower with no issues but…

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How and When to Take Lavatera Cuttings

How and When to Take Lavatera Cuttings

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 One of the best ways to propagate Lavatera is by a method known as taking softwood cuttings. This is often done in the spring or early summer and is super easy to do, even for beginners. If you have never propagated Lavatera through cuttings, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try.  With the tips you will find below, you should have garden ready plants either this year if you take them early…

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Why are My Sunflowers Leaves Curling?

Why are My Sunflowers Leaves Curling?

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 Sunflowers are one of my favourite plants and I grow quite a few varieties and what I really like is that you can grow them without a lot of care. However, if you notice curling leaves on your sunflower leaves this usually means there is an issue. I have also noticed that ‘Why are my sunflower leaves curling?’ is a very common question I get asked, especially for those just getting into growing these…

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5 Reasons Why Your Sunflowers May Be Drooping and Wilting

5 Reasons Why Your Sunflowers May Be Drooping and Wilting

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 Sunflowers match their name due to their vibrant petals that are pleasing to the eye. When growing sunflowers, you have to monitor them often so that you can catch any issues before they escalate. However, what if your sunflowers have been doing well but you notice they are drooping? While there may be cause for concern, there is usually a reason for this and it can often be resolved in most cases. Below are…

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