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I have an honey suuckle ( scentsation) and each year as the buds form somthing makes an hole in each flower bud and the flower buds turn brown and drop off, if you open the infected buds they are full of brown poo, and in some you find a little white grub/maggot, help



that must be a bug peculier to honeysuckle . there should be an insecticide to deal with that . you could google honeysuckle paracites and should find what your looking for .

29 May, 2011


I've never heard of this on honeysuckle before - it happens on plums, when its described as Plum Moth - larvae get into the fruits, eat the inside and fill it up with their poo, then leave when mature and ready to turn into moths. Treatment for that is a spray containing fenitrothion or permethrin - spray in early summer, while its growing and with perhaps flower buds just about present, then again 3 weeks later. Timings may need adjusting, this is new territory for me, as I say, not heard of this on honeysuckle before. Hope it works.

29 May, 2011


Yes, help please. My honeysuckle looked really healthy too, lots of flowers starting to come but then - same problem. The individual "tubes in the flower" start ok then there's a grey looking mark inside it and when it begins to open there's this sort of maggot inside. Last year all the flowers came off. I have just sprayed it with a bug killer and hope it may work.

29 May, 2011


id google it it may be a new beasty to our shores .

30 May, 2011

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