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By Nana_d

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all you lovely greenfingered peeps out there I love my garden and have been working hard to get it ready for summer but have totally overlooked my lovely honeysuckle which normally looks healthy and full of scented flowers and wondered why it looked so sad it is covered on bugs of some sort is there anyway I can get rid of them it is quite near a lot of other plants?

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Looks like aphid infestation, spray with an appropriate pesticide.

18 Jun, 2015


Thank you Bamboo and Snoopdog, it is absolutely covered in them.......... I feel like a bad mother not noticing it sooner!!!!!!! Will hose off what I can will any bug spray do or do I have to get a specific type??

18 Jun, 2015


So long as it says it treats for aphids, it'll do - but some pesticides are systemic and some are contact only - with the second type, they have no lasting effect after initial contact, but a systemic penetrates the sap stream of the plant and works for up to two weeks.

18 Jun, 2015


I find a mixture of water and washing up liquid is quite effective --shake it up and spray. It has worked on the greenfly and blackfly that were attacking my roses and clematis.You can get spray bottles in garden centres and supermarkets.

18 Jun, 2015


I agree with the washing up liquid theory. I rinse and re-use spray bottles from household cleaner.

19 Jun, 2015


Thanks Pennyfarthin for your advice, think I will be trying combination of all of this as there are so many then I might get some ladybirds in a bid to keep them at bay:)

19 Jun, 2015

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