a couple of questions

Jacinda and Barry barryandjac@bigpond.com
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:06:00 PDT
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

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

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Gutierrez" <norwesgard@earthlink.net>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.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."

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