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Hello! I have a some lovely Lupins which are well and healthy
looking but the other day I noticed Very large what looks to me like green fly I sprayed them with soapy water. I'm wondering what they are and was my treatment the right one.



Very prone to aphid infestation, usually greenfly. Might be easier to invest in a systemic rather than a contact insectide, which will keep them clear for a week or so, depending on the product. Soapy water is just a contact treatment, and if you use it every day, depending on the soap you've used, that's not too healthy either in the garden.

27 Apr, 2016


There is a Lupin aphid - once the poor plant has that, there isn't much you can do. As Bamboo said, try an insecticide but sadly you may have to cut that plant back and let it regrow.

28 Apr, 2016


Lupin aphids are large and grey and pretty disgusting to squash. You can save the plant if you are vigilant and squash them as they appear.

28 Apr, 2016

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