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Jim wolohan
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Blackfly Reply with quote

Hi looking for some help. Some of my japanese maples are covered in blackfly. They appear to only be on the lace leaf varietys. I've sprayed 3 times now with DOFF aphid killer to no avail. Tonight i sprayed them all off with a hose don't know if that's right. I'm thinking now of using soap anybody out ther any suggestions. Kind regards jim.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Mum always sprayed with soapy water for all flies on her plants
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boil rhubarb leaves and use the liquor as a spray when cold. Watch them fall off?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replys. I think the hose worked. Regards
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always used diluted washing up liquid. Works really well.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.blackfly.org.uk/simbiol2.htm
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