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Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: Yesterday at 19:24
Thanks @BlueDragon & @Fairygirl . I've just used a weaker soap solution on my dianthus and it seemed to do the trick. Though I was late with my sweet peas this year and it'll be a little while before they're flowering. I'll get the garlic nearer the time.

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:53

Well I've never come across that method, Blue Dragon. I will definitely give that a go. I assume it won't affect pollinators in any way as it's natural.

 

Thanks a lot, I'll let you know how it goes...

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:22

Hi all,

 

Any sweet pea experts that can offer some good advice. Last year my soapy water mix seemed to damage the flower petals by drying them out. In fact, my Fairy dish soap seemed to dry out the petals better than the aphids! Not good, so before they suffered the same as last year, I wondered if anybody had overcame the same situation.

 

Thanks in advance.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:10

Thanks @verdun, if the situation doesn't improve then that's what I'll do.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:01
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

You might have been over-watering, especially as the weather is still not very warm. While the temperatures are low let the compost dry out between waterings - lots of useful info on this site http://msucares.com/news/print/sgnews/sg11/sg110215.html

Good luck 

Thank you Dovefromabove, that would make sense as I may have been a bit over zealous with the watering can. Thanks for the link, will check it out now.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24624.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 This pic shows the patches appearing on some of the petals.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24623.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 Some of the petals wither away. They don't appear to have any bite marks however.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24621.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 Here you can see some of the flowers are wilting. Some are also paler in colour.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:37

I bought this gorgeous purple Senetti from Homebase about a month ago. It didn't come with many instructions. Firstly I potted it and put it in my front garden where it quickly became battered by the wind. So I moved it to a sheltered area and all seemed to be well. But now a month on the flowers seem to be struggling. I keep it well watered and have been regularly feeding with a general npk. No signs of slug attack although I did notice a few ants on the flowers and some of the petals have dark spots on them.

I've been dead heading the unhealthy looking flowers but if I carry on its going to look like Morticia Addams' plants on the Addams family :/

Will post some pics.

Appreciate any advice you have guys.

Sweetpeas

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:01

Whoops! Bamboo canes not baby boo canes ????

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Aphids on my sweet peas

Not the soapy water method. 
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SOS my Senetti is struggling

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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