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produce several symptoms. The leaves turn dull green with silvery-white areas, there's distortion of the shoot tips and the buds may fail to open.There are many different species of thrips, but a biological control in the form of a predatory mite can
Known as thunderbugs or thunderflies, a thrip is a tiny sap-sucking, winged insect that can cause damage to plants.
Deadhead border plants, unless you want to collect their seedsSpray gladioli to prevent thrips damage to leaves and flowersPick herbs and everlasting flowers for dryingBuy or build compost bins to help recycle all your kitchen and garden wasteCollect seeds
,greenhouse and house plantssummer, autumn, winterMore common garden pestsAphidsPhormium mealybugThripsWhitefly
More common garden pestsRosemary leaf beetleLily beetleVine weevilThrips
These tiny, sap-sucking pests may be only 0.5mm long but they can wreak havoc in a greenhouse or on houseplants indoors. For most of the year they are a pale green colour with two dark spots on their back; it's only in autumn and winter
out about anything that he did not know - out of all the occasions I worked with him I was only able to enlighten him once, and it was about gladiolus thrips! When he was telling me about something I didn't know, he had the ability to do so in a way