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ImageHollyAnnS
Apr 12, 2011 8:36 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I was wondering if it was mealy bugs. Wasn't quite sure what they were though. My Neen oil mix is half alcohol and I hit it really heavy with that. It cut them back a bit but they keep coming back.
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Imagesallyg
Apr 12, 2011 10:56 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Noticed mealies on my lemon today. I'll let you know if this Spinosad spray seems to help. It really has knocked out the mites on the Plumeria.
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ImageOnewish1
Apr 13, 2011 4:40 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I heard they will hatch in the soil Holly... the merit ... hint from Stormy... is the only thing that wiped them out on salvia black & blue.. took me months though... just as I thought they were gone.. they would be back.. so between the alcohol & the merit .. they have not been seen for 2 months
Imagesallyg
Apr 13, 2011 6:20 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Or at least--take the pot outside and scrape off any loose soil on the top then spray- even while you plan to get another product..
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ImageHollyAnnS
Apr 13, 2011 5:22 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I understand that the Neem spray I use can be used as a soil drench. Might try that.
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Imagesheryl
Apr 16, 2011 11:53 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Holly, I had a real problem with a Hoya (of course, I got it from b Lowes, no wonder) with mealies. Finally, this spring (had it for a couple of years and have been dealing with this carp!) on a cool, sunny day I took it outside - temps were about 45-50 and let it sit out there all day. The Hoya survived the chill, but the mealies have not - nor, does it appear, their eggs. Usually they reappear in about 2 weeks. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
ImageHollyAnnS
Apr 16, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Wonder how my Bougie will handle those temps I am just about ready to try that.
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Imagestormyla
Apr 16, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Holly, they survive outdoors in Charleston in those temps.
Imagesheryl
Apr 16, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Yeah, they survive frost in Phx - just burns the leaves/ flowers. As long as it is above freezing, they should be fine.

But mealies don't seem to like cold temps, thank goodness.
ImageOnewish1
Apr 16, 2011 7:44 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I have never tried it.. but I wonder if you water the soil with alcohol if it would kill the eggs
Imagestormyla
Apr 16, 2011 8:51 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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It might also kill the plant.
ImageOnewish1
Apr 16, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
and that would be the reason I have not tried it.. think it would burn the roots?
Imagestormyla
Apr 16, 2011 9:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, I think it would. Blinking
ImageOnewish1
Apr 17, 2011 4:34 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
Thumbs down
Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Critter is a huge advocate of using Hydrogen Peroxide - I'd ask her if that would work. I know she uses it as a soil drench for fungus gnats, but I don't know at what strength.
Imagestormyla
Apr 17, 2011 8:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
People mostly use it for it's oxegenating properties. I have used it before as a soil drench in a 1 to 2 ratio with no harmful side effects.
luvsgrtdanes
Apr 17, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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These pretties will be going in my pots soon. I'm going to take cuttings from them so I can get more bang for my buck. At 3.25 & 4.25 a pot with lots of pots to do I need to stretch em!

I really like the white double impatiens. I hope I can get some to root.

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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 8:04 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
They look like mini gardenias!
luvsgrtdanes
Apr 17, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
They do Thumbs up I think they will look good with my coleus.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Apr 17, 2011 9:14 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, Sometimes I take my big beef boning knife and slice that size of annual pot into quarters and just plant them like that. I never lose any of them. Maybe you should try that.

I bought some petunias, dusty miller and marigolds today.

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