I'm new to this NG just as new to 'gardening'! I wouldn't call it
gardening because all I have are some flowers and herbs in various pots
in the balcony!
I have the following herbs: mint, basil, parsley & thyme.
I live in Germany and it's getting quite a little bit cold now and it
rains day in day out.
I was a couple of weeks away and came back to notice some strange
things on and around the plants.
1. The mint has many leaves with tiny black/brown spots on them. When I
rub them they sort of go away but a brownish stain remains. I don't
know if the rain splattered soil onto the leaves or it's some kind of
2. I bought the basil plant some 3 weeks ago, and noticed that it
started withering quickly so I took the best leaves. Yesterday I
noticed that there's some sort of white dust on the leaves and stems.
When I flick the stems or blow on them it flies away. I guess is some
sort of fungues... dunno!
3. I also noticed that there are cobwebs on and around the plants.
What's the best method to get rid of them and the spiders.
Anyone can help on any or all of my above problems?? I would really