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    Aphids are crawling best way to kill them while it's still cold

    Hi

    All I have a small problem with aphids at the moment, I have read about drowning them, and Ortho Rose Pride but I am not sure it I can get that in the UK.

    All advice well, since it's not summer and though the temp is low at 5 is it still wise to leave them in water over night or 2.

    Any advise welcome.

    Noddy

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    Im willing to bet you can find diatomaceous earth at a local garden, or even hardware, store. I have never tried that, but it hear its a good chemical-free way to get rid of aphids and other crawling insect pests.

    There is also always neem oil...
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    I read that a product called Provado comes highly recommended in the UK.

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    They are in their egg laying stage so you have to content with eggs too. That's how they survive the winter.
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    Hi everyone

    I bought this today, rather than the spray can version as it's flamable... which mean's not good stuff inside for VFT...



    I hope this will do the trick, does anyone know how long the bug's & eggs take to die...

    I am a little concerned as I don't wish to loose my collection... So how long before I ould notice issues with plant and should I wash the plant after? spraying. Also do I use the same strength as on the bottle...

    Many thanks Noddy

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    Hi all it's now been a couple of weeks since I used Provado as means to kill green fly...

    I use a solution of 15ml to one litre of rain water...

    The results are as follows: The Green Fly are those little grey fluff balls...







    So I'll keep you posted on how the plant does...

    I am just not sure if I should repot later on or leave as is...

    Noddy

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    Yes, use the recommended concentration from the label. Provado is Imidacloprid which is a nicotine derived systemic insecticide that is generally safe to use on almost all carnivorous plants. See the label for specific pests it is effective on. It should work on aphids.

    I'm guessing the fuzz is fungus or mold growing on the dead bodies of the pest? I would remove the dead bodies if they get moldy like that.
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    Yes Not a Number

    May I ask is it wise to repot, or is it not required...

    Since I have to admit I was a little worried as I have paid out a lot for some cultivars and I was concerned a little...

    But I wanted to post the dead green flys as proof so those that may not be so confident in doing so, may proceed.

    I am glad of any advice

    Noddy

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