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Dr Hessayon slams EU for banning garden chemicals

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The world’s best-selling gardening author has slammed EU bureaucrats for banning garden chemicals.
Expert books author Dr DG Hessayon accused the EU of stifling gardening with “silly” box-ticking bureaucracy.
This, he said, was diminishing the number of products available for controlling plant problems.
David Hessayon, 83, said: “If something is to be banned, the Government has to give a reason why it suddenly finds…

‘Devastating’ fuchsia gall mite is killing plants

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Fuchsias are being hit by a ‘devastating’ new pest that is set to spread throughout Britain.
Fuchsia gall mite, which was unheard of in the UK before 2007, has become widely established along the south coast – and is heading north.
The news comes weeks after B&Q and Thompson & Morgan stopped selling busy Lizzies – another popular bedding plant – because…

Fuchsias at risk from gall mite attack

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Gardeners have been urged to exercise caution when sharing fuchsia plants and cuttings this autumn – due to the risk of spreading fuchsia gall mite.
“This is a devastating pest because it destroys the plant’s shoot tips and flowers,” said Royal Horticultural Society principal entomologist Andrew Halstead. “None of the pesticides available to gardeners will control it.”
The microscopic mite (Aculops fuchsiae),…