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Hi all I have black clusters of fly/aphid on my plants especially my dahlia, just under the flower head on the stem. Will washing up liquid spray combat this? 

 

Hints pls. Thankyou

marshmello

You could try, never known it to really work though. Bug spray works, so does squashing them with your fingers but this is messy. 

 X

Blast them off with the jet from a hose, that's what I do 

addict

I do same as Paula until the ladybirds appear. Bit late this year 

marshmello

I'd do the same thing with a hose....but, I don't have that kind of luxury. Feel blessed people.

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Washing up liquid on so let's see! Pests are a pest!!!

..I would have some washing up liquid to hand and simply wash them off.  Use old cloth to avoid the "mess".  It's what I do. 

gardeningfantic

yeah washing up liquid mixed with water in an old squirty bottle does the trick.. or just rub them off.

Trying the squirt and rub lets see how it goes - thanks

marshmello

Good thinking Verdun...the cloth.

addict

marshmello why don't you have a hose? 

 

joules

mine also have had this but i am adverse to using insecticides, spray bottle of water usually works for me, I do this daily even if there are no bugs present, my dahlias are looking stunning

 

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