At Maymont we are enjoying this cool damp spring weather as we tend the gardens and grounds. However, this is also weather that many diseases revel in as well. The old saying “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” is true and in the garden it is always a motto to follow. Take time to clean up debris around the base of each plant. Improve air circulation by selectively pruning a stem or two to improve air flow through the plant and around the plants.