GARDENING TIP - Avoiding Fungus


For Healthy Plants

Sydney weather has been quite humid and damp recently. Under these conditions, at this time of the year, our plants become susceptible to fungal infections. 

Most plant infections are caused by fungi, which act as predators, taking control of our plants. Click through this list of symptoms to see if fungi might be taking over your plants:

Adam Robinson Design has a few tips for preventing such infections:

  • water in the early mornings so that excess water can evaporate from foliage during the day

  • remember to water the soil and not the foliage

  • place your plants in well-aired positions, if you can’t breathe neither can your plants


The great thing is we can see infections. Should your plants become infected:

  • remove and isolate any plants that show signs of infection so the remaining plants can remain healthy

  • trim or remove infected foliage

  • refrain from misting your plants

  • spray a mild solution of baking soda (bicarbonate soda), using 1/2 teaspoon per 3 to 4 litres of water

  • you can also purchase a solution, such as Fungicide