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By Ceregan

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My daughter and I bought our geraniums from the same market,red white and pink.They were magnificent. Now mine are all full of rust , hers are clear.I live near Wembley she lives near Heathrow.will I have to destroy all of mine and the compost. I usually like to keep some each year to over winter, in the cold green house.
What will I do? I never had 30 geraniums with rust (on the under leaves) in 50 years of gardening,please advise



I looked at the RHS site and I'm afraid their advice is to destroy the plants if they're badly affected. What a shame. :-(

6 Oct, 2014


But why are my geraniums so badly affected and my daughters clear when we bought them from the same market trader, same day same batch.
Many thanks

6 Oct, 2014


Rust spores are carried in the wind, so it is a matter of luck if your plants get it or not, so nothing to do where you bought them.

6 Oct, 2014

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