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Re spraying white fly, does ordinary soapy water contain fatty acids. Do you need simple soap solution or can you use a non biological soap powder to make some ?
on the leaves.Dispose of fallen leaves that might have the bugs or eggs attached. Use the predatory ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri when temperatures rise in summer. Also try spraying plants with fatty acids or plant oils. You may need to do this a few times
chemicals unless i have too....But not sure how i would reach the top parts of the tree to spray or whatever if i had to! Thanks ! Sophie They are aphids. The simplest way to cure them is to buy an insecticidal spray (there are organic ones based on fatty
persimilis on to your plants. Alternatively, use sprays containing, fatty acids or plant oils.houseplants, greenhouse plants, also outdoors on fuchsias, runner beans, busy lizzies, grape vinesall year roundMore common garden pestsMealybugsScale insectsWhiteflyThrips
. Grow strong-smelling plants, such as French marigolds, alongside your tomatoes as a deterent. Every two to three days spray the underside of leaves with a soap-based spray containing fatty acids to kill emerging adults. When the temperature remains
really do!) and, while they’re waiting, they pass the time by searching for food on the stems and branches where they’re sat. This has made some difference, I’m pleased to note.I’ve also been zapping some of the aphids with fatty acid spray and I may yet
& water, which does seem to kill the aphids, but the rose's leaves are also turning brown and yellow and dropping off - could this be connected to the spray or the aphids? What is fatty acid spray? That might be a better option. Can someone help please