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Anyone used westland plant rescue fruit and veg?


 
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westclaregrower
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Anyone used westland plant rescue fruit and veg? Reply with quote

Hi All,
I have a whitefly and aphid problem in my mini greenhouse; it's my peppers and chilli plants that seem most affected. Crying or Very sad
I called to my local garden centre ( small and not that great ) and all they seem to have to deal with the issues I have is the plant rescue fruit & veg I know this isn't a natural product but it's all I can get at the mo...
Anyone have any experience of this product? I would appreciate any feedback as I intend on solving my bug problem sooner than later.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you sure it is white fly? these usually come with bought in plants free of charge and very hard to get rid of. I had them once on a pelargonium but I got rid of the plant and the white fly before numbers got up. Aphids are very versatile and can adapt to most plants. A solution of wash-up liquid and water is excellent or spray over the plants with plain water. What you might be seeing as white fly is the dead bodies of aphids. White fly are easily recognised by their ability to hop once a plant is moved.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael,
I can't be certain but they are smaller than the aphids and pure white, they are in greater numbers than the aphids too and I checked the plants tonight and the white flies are in areas that was clear of them this morning so I presume that they are indeed moving around as they are on top of the compost and leaves.
I will try and zoom in on one with the camera tomorrow if I can....ill post a pic
Not too sure I'll get a shot that won't be blurred though
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also the pepper plants were bought in - the chilli's i did myself from seed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Photo's of white fly? Reply with quote

Hi Michael,

this is about the best closeup i could get of what i thought to be whitefly!
Maybe you or anyone else can identify the bug.

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WCG



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