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Fig tree pests

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 22:51

I want one that will crop outside after my mite experience!  Thanks for the info, it's been really helpful.  

Fig tree pests

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:28

Many thanks Dovefromabove.  Loads of good info there.  I'll be trying again because I love figs and honey!

Fig tree pests

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 16:14

Really?  The only reason I brought it in was because I was told it wasn't hardy!

Fig tree pests

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 15:14

Well, sadly the fig is definitely dying.  The mites are back too.  I'll know better than to bring a fig in over winter next time.  I'll bubble wrap it instead!  Thanks to all for your advice 

Fig tree pests

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 10:09

Thanks Bob, could I ask one more question?  If I move the fig back outside, would it kill the mites?  Would the fig survive the cold after being inside and the leaves regrowing?

Fig tree pests

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:42

Hi Bob, thanks for your reply.  I've just noticed that the mites have moved over to one of the other branches now, unfortunately.  I looked at the predator mite, our conservatory is pretty cold so I don't think they'd be much use there at this time of year.  I'll look at SB plant invigorator, after the bug gun (if it doesn't work).  Really hope the fig doesn't die, I regret bringing it in now, presumably the mite would die over winter.

Fig tree pests

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 21:55

I'll give it a go.  Many thanks again 

Fig tree pests

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 21:41

I've read your link and googled images of spider mites and I'm certain thats exactly what they are.  I've been researching fig tree pests for hours and spider mites didn't come up, so I'm really pleased to know what they are, thanks so much!

Are they difficult to get rid of?  Can I use washing up liquid solution?  I noticed it mentioned a surfactant pesticide...

Fig tree pests

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 21:06

Hi....I have a small fig tree.  It was outside initially, but I couldn't decide where to put it where it would withstand the cold over winter, so I brought it into the conservatory.  When it was outside, the leaves dropped of in autumn, but after I brought it in the leaves grew back.

 

There are 3 branches, 2 are fine with healthy leaves, but the 3rd branch obviously has some kind of pest problem.  The leaves are grey areound the edges and slightly mottled, eventually they curl up and drop off.  I can see very fine webs from the leaves to the branch and loads of really tiny insects in the webs.  

 

Does anyone know what they are and how to deal with them?  Many thanks.

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Fig tree pests

Can anyone tell me what these tiny bugs are? 
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