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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by DP, 3 Jul 2021.

  1. DP

    DP

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    The leaves around the new growth and buds are stressed out
    I saw what looks like black ants on the plant where the leaves are not right.

    Can you folk with knowhow please suggest what I can do to rectify the issue and restore healthy foliage on the plant

    TIA

    Dan
     
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    Blackfly?
     
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    Spray with watered down washing up liquid.

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    Ants will "harvest" the spare sap that leaks out of greenfly, so it is either blackfly or greenfly + ants, either way a soap solution, either bar soap or washing up liquid diluted will asphyxiate them. true bar soap takes longer to wash off if its raining.
     
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