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Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Benign mould

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Contribution from Alan Jones 07 October 2011, 15:20top / bottom of page
Benign mould

I have fine four-year-old cushion of Draba mollissima in the alpine house. This summer it has exuded a frothy liquid on several occasions. It appears to have done the plant no harm except to discolour some rosettes. I thought at first the cause was a slug or a snail but discounted this theory after setting traps. A senior member of the Society suggested it could be a benign mould because he had observed something similar in the garden. Is this one for Hercule Poirot or does anyone out there have a better explanation?

Contribution from Martin Rogerson 07 October 2011, 16:08top / bottom of page

Are you sure it isn't a froghopper?

Contribution from Alan Jones 10 October 2011, 09:56top / bottom of page

Thank for the explanation. It fits the evidence.

Much appreciated. I have looked up Froghoppers on P39 of Pests and Diseases of Alpine Plants [by P.R.Ellis, A.R.Entwistle and D.G.A.Walkey], published by the AGS in 1993.



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