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one nasty infestation!


By Cedille

one nasty infestation!

One pot of pansies seems to have turned into an aphid's nursery! I have removed the worst infested leaves and drenched the whole pot and leaves with a neem oil mix, and placed the pot away from the other plants... Hoping it won't spread. It seems that there isn't only aphids feeding here... What to do? Any other eco-friendly solutions available?

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I think that is just aphid..Pick and squish. Non here yet!

26 Mar, 2012


I would happily send some of my ladybirds over to yours if you were a bit nearer Cedille. There were so many aphids on this one climber and the ladybirds were getting overwhelmed, I have resulted to using a soft paint brush to brush them off, it is working at the moment, I check them everyday.

26 Mar, 2012


Thanks Michaella :) I am thinking about getting a batch of ladybirds larvae, have to do some research!

26 Mar, 2012


Other than using an insecticide or natural means like ladybirds, a spray of water with a spot of fairy liquid in may work.

1 Apr, 2012

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