Posted at February 7, 2011 in News by JHPS Gardens

Fuchsia Pest Alert

Fuchsia gall mite was first detected in 2007 in the British mainland of Hampshire when samples of distorted fuchsia were sent to RHS Advisory Services. Further outbreaks have been found since then spreading from Kent to Devon, with another in Hampshire this year. These microscopic mites feed in the plants tips and flower buds, causing distorted growth. Although garden plants will have now died off, check glasshouse fuchsias. The most effective way to prevent spread is to destroy the already infected plants. 
If you would like more information on Fuchsia’s in general or how prevent the pest JHPS is more than happy to help so please contact us on one of the following: –
Free Phone: 0800 0937926
Head Office: 01782 396168