In this series of posts, I will continue to explore common problems with raising seedlings and plants. In yesterday’s blog, I covered the topic of death. In this post, I am going to focus on damage, in particular the issues of breakage, pests and disease. I can’t cover everything, so I will focus on common problems in our garden. It’s best that I stick to writing about things that are within my experience.
Seedlings and plants can be damaged in a number of ways, including:
In my next post, I will cover two final issues on this topic – poor crops and a complete failure to crop at all.
Today’s photo is of my Loving Memory roses which are now flowering. I grew them from cuttings from our original standard rose. I dipped the cuttings in Yates Clonex rooting gel, which helped improve the strike rate. There is also a Margaret Merrill rose I grew from a cutting which is in bloom, too.