Friday, April 21, 2006

Bramble problems

The brambles are not growing so fast, or so vigorously this year and I think they are being slowed by the cane-spot fungus Elsinoë veneta that has attacked most of last year's shoots.

Things like this are not as difficult to identify as they seem. The standard book, Microfungi on Land Plants, lists what is found on which plants and which parts of the plant - stem, leaves etc. The most likely candidate can then be selected by reading the descriptions and a web search will often bring up some good pictures.

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