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Tkhan
Jul 12, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Hi all
I've started spraying my golden shower rose with the soap solution
I find that the W Flies fly away Even though I've been also spraying my other rose bushes and the surrounding plants I have a 3 motia plants and my 2 lavenders that I'm
Afraid to spray cause I don't want to hurt them in any way They are blooming nicely
? Is will they be safe or do I spray them So far I don't see any damage but I saw some flying out of the lavender πŸ™
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 13, 2017 9:27 AM CST
Hi again Tk 😁
Spray underside leaves 1st, that gets larva, they cant fly.
Then ! Notice, what adults do, they fly and land on tops of leaves, to get dry ! He he he ! To bad adults !!!
I'm now going to spray tops of leaves. They fly up, and land on top of wet soapy leaves. They get glued on. And, its say-la-vee. Sun kills them, or soap smothers them.
I dont really care, except it works.
Just spray bottom then top, bottom then top, bottom then top, as you move down the row.

Spray. Shouldn't hurt lavender. Its perrty hardy stuff.
Spray in early morning, dont want no mildew popping in.
Bye now !!! 😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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Tkhan
Jul 13, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Haha thanks again
Thought I'm going to get some sage hysop and rosemary to get the good bugs
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 13, 2017 10:09 AM CST
cool Thumbs up
Let me know, how that works.
Thank you berry much 😁
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 13, 2017 12:11 PM CST
Are you certain they are whiteflies? If not, can you post a picture?
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Tkhan
Jul 13, 2017 5:05 PM CST
Yes Sooby sometimes I'm
Doubting it They are super swift I do want to take a pic but they fly away !!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 13, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Tkhan said:Yes Sooby sometimes I'm
Doubting it They are super swift I do want to take a pic but they fly away !!


Get a plastic sandwich bag or something similar (and transparent), open it and hold it upside down over where the bugs are. You can then either bring it down over them wherever they are (on a flower, leaf) or if they are disturbed they will usually fly straight up into the bag. Then you can close it. You may be able to take a picture through the bag but if it's not clear, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes, then you can tip the dead bugs out onto a piece of white paper like printer paper or something and try a photo that way. If they're really tiny it could be a challenge if your camera doesn't do macros but it's worth a try. If you have a magnifying glass you could try taking a picture through that.

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Tkhan
Jul 13, 2017 5:59 PM CST
Thank you 😊 I shall try
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Tkhan
Jul 13, 2017 6:34 PM CST
Ok Sooby
It's raining here One of the drip drip kind when the garden seems still I went out and was able to get these pics if they can be helpful Help me out here
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 13, 2017 6:39 PM CST
I don't think they are whiteflies because I don't see a separation between the wings. Do they jump off the plants rather than fly? The picture isn't clear enough to be certain, but from the body shape I'm thinking they may be leafhoppers. Do they look like this?

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Tkhan
Jul 13, 2017 6:45 PM CST
YES πŸ’ͺ YOU NAILED IT
And here I was going on about white flies
So now please tell me if the leaf hopper is harmful
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 13, 2017 7:10 PM CST
Well they do feed on plants. Whether you need to do anything about them depends on the level of damage and how much you are prepared to tolerate. They can also transmit diseases. The damage should look something like this:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...

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Tkhan
Jul 14, 2017 3:41 PM CST
Hi allπŸ™
Me being a newby at gardening did not know that I had leaf hopper problem rather than white flies Well as my motto is Live and and Learn !
Sorry to give you wrong info
This morning I saw the hoppers on my David Austin 😑
Should I still continue with the soap spray or move to something else

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