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By Hywel

Carmarthenshire, Wales Wal

Can anyone suggest why my Honeysuckle flowers are shrivelling up before they open ... ? :(
And what can I do about it.
Thank you.

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hi hywel,
is there a powdery mildew on the leaf [the last photo hints at it unless it is just the angle of the light. lack of water might be a cause or the higher temps we have been enjoying. if you follow the flower stem back has it been nibbled by anything?

as you might I have gathered I don't actually know! :o)

3 Jul, 2015


Mildew would do that and that is more prevalent when the roots of the plant are dry.

3 Jul, 2015


Thank you both. From your comments I think it must be dryness at the roots.
Although we've had rain, it hasn't even wet the ground :(

3 Jul, 2015

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