Tuesday at Two (July 16th) and Hollyhock Rust

Beautiful weather again. If we could just have a good rain one night it would be perfect!

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Down in the rockery a hollyhock has bloomed, and is looking fairly healthy still.

Hollyhocks

However, the dreaded rust is already attacking its leaves. I shall have to remove them and dispose of them, as I would hate it to spread to the nearby Hibiscus. Do you have any plants affected by rust? Does anyone have a cure for it? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

The RHS website www.rhs.org.uk has some useful tips on dealing withhollyhock rust here.