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Last year I had quite flies in my new compost in my herb box


By Jewels

United Kingdom Gb

Last year I had white flies in my new compost in my herb box. Now they are green. How do I get rid of them? You only see them when the soil is disturbed. Thank you. x



Hmmm. Neither whitefly nor greenfly will live in bare compost. Are there living herbs in the box now, Jewels? Is it possible that they are coming off the leaves, rather than the compost? If not, are the flies a deep, metallic green? Did the white ones actually fly, or just jump? You can tell if they are flying, because at least a few will do circles and Immelmans in mid-air, while the jumpers just obey gravity.

12 Feb, 2011

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