Hi Mary, I used to have problems with Spider Mites but mostly on potted colour such as African Violets. Have had issues with them also on some Gladiolus. Try spraying with Pyrethrum or Malathion. Systemic insecticides work well also but are usually quite strong and toxic (fumes not nice either although they do dissipate within a few days.) If you Google natural pesticides on the Internet you should come up with some good recipes. Garlic and Chilli ones with dishwashing liquid work well. Would be interested to hear how you go. I have just had to spray about 15 outdoor indoor potted colour but bulbs appear rel. OK this year in this respect. Happy gardening Jacinda Wilson, WA where I have Snowflakes, Cyclamen, Daffodils, Bearded Iris, Freesias, Veltheimia, Lachenalia, Tazetta Daffodils and Tritelia flowering. Also Gerberas and Primula acaulis and the new type of Primula - Rosanna flowering too. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mary Gutierrez" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 9:33 AM Subject: [pbs] a couple of questions "> Also -- this summer I have what appear to be spider mites on my > Crocosmia 'Lucifer' as well as a few different gladiolus."