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By Liz757

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

My peony is being attacked by what look like ants on the newly forming buds. How can I save my plant? I have put down ant killer but they have ignored it!



If they are Ants then they are likely to be farming Greenfly and not attacking the plant itself. if you use soapy water (Fairy Liquid is good) then wash off any Greenfly then the Ants should also go.

15 May, 2013


Or use any insecticide which treats for aphids - you needn't worry about the ants (if they are ants and not blackfly), they don't harm plants at all, and what Kildermorie says about ants on plants is entirely accurate.

15 May, 2013

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