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manderz



Joined: 24 Apr 2005
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Location: East Sussex

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: Bird Safe Greenfly killer?? Reply with quote

We have a young apple tree in the garden which is suddenly smothered in greenfly. As we still have a profusion of birds in the garden still which do visit this tree I wondered if there was anything that I could use to get shot of the greenfly without harming the birds?? washing up liquid mixture etc??

Many thanks

Mandy
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Steph



Joined: 21 Apr 2007
Posts: 215
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes a spray of soapy water. Soap solution may be kinder to the plant than washing up liquid but I'm not sure.

Steph
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davevikingr



Joined: 18 Aug 2008
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Location: Ryedale, North Yorkshire

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladybird larvae - suppliers found online
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Dawn



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Derbyshire

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davevikingr wrote:
Ladybird larvae - suppliers found online


I was gonna suggest collecting ladybirds and transplanting them in your garden, but this sounds preferable. I didn't know you could do this - any particular suppliers the best? wish I'd known earlier in the season - my sweet peas are history!! Evil or Very Mad

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I can confirm - Bitterns DO exist, and they are brilliant!!!!
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davevikingr



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had any personal experience with either ladybird larvae or with suppliers so I can't recommend anyone in particular but the link below seems to be fairly helpful.

http://topeco.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=119
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