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Top Pests and Diseases for 2015

The RHS has released its top Pests and Diseases list for 2015. The lists are based on the number of enquiries received by the RHS Gardening Advice team.

Top Garden Pests for 2015

  1. Box tree caterpillar/moth
  2. Slugs/snails
  3. Aphid
  4. Large cabbage white butterfly
  5. Vine weevil
  6. Cushion scale
  7. Lily beetle
  8. Rosemary beetle
  9. Fuchsia gall mite
  10. Woolly aphid

Top Diseases for 2015

  1. Honey fungus
  2. Box blight (Cylindrocladium)
  3. Leaf spots
  4. Phytophthora diseases
  5. Rust
  6. Volutella blight of box
  7. Powdery mildews
  8. Other root and stem rots
  9. Wilts
  10. Viruses

This is how the lists compare to the previous year:

Top Garden Pests for 2014

  1. Slugs/snails
  2. Vine weevil
  3. Cushion scale
  4. Lily beetle
  5. Rosemary beetle
  6. 6. Aphid
  7. 7. Leek (allium) leaf mining fly
  8. Tortrix moth caterpillars
  9. Mice/Voles
  10. 10. Ants

Top Diseases for 2014

  1. Honey fungus
  2. Leaf spots
  3. Rust
  4. Box blight (Cylindrocladium)
  5. Volutella blight of box
  6. Phytophthora diseases
  7. Powdery mildews
  8. Pythium
  9. Wilts
  10. Other root and stem rots



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