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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: aphids in the plum trees Reply with quote

I read somewhere that I need to spray the new leaves of the plum trees as soon as they appear to avoid aphids munching on the new shoots. Trouble is I cannot remember with what i am supposed to spray the leaves. I'd appreciate a referral and especially if possible an organic referral. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need an insectidal soap to kill them. Try washing up liquid mixed with water this will dissolve the outer shell killling them without affecting the tree. try 2 tbs of washing up liquid (Fairy) to 5ltrs of water use a sprayer to apply.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the help
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