Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Hi - the last winter killed off a large phormium (New Zealand flax), so sadly I dug it up - which was no easy thing! and I saved and replanted a few of the smaller "fans" that looked like they had small roots. Bingo! some have taken with lots of little shoots coming up. I then set about cutting out the old stems and found a lot of white fluffy stuff inside the old cavities - I thought it was mould or mildew but someone told me it could be "wooly aphids" and I did notice some little white creatures! Does anybody have any info how to deal with this problem - is it a problem, could I just leave them ?? Any help gratefully received.
- 18 Jul, 2011