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10/07/2013 at 20:23

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

10/07/2013 at 20:27

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

10/07/2013 at 20:29

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

10/07/2013 at 20:57

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

10/07/2013 at 21:43

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

10/07/2013 at 22:24

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

11/07/2013 at 00:33

..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. 

11/07/2013 at 09:02

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

12/07/2013 at 17:28

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

12/07/2013 at 21:09

Good thinking Verdun...the cloth.

14/07/2013 at 20:20

marshmello why don't you have a hose? 


15/07/2013 at 13:24

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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