hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Iris - cult - Aphids

Hello all  from NZ

I promised in a iris-l  chat to post the name of the  of the aphid control
plant I used in my commercial glasshouse and planted in my own garden.

I did remember it just took me a while to  find the " safe place" I put the
orginal packet in with the botanical name on it..... LOL

Phacelia Tanacetiifolia - is an effective and efficent alternative to
chemical pest control by enchaning the population of the thests natural
In this case it attracts the hover fly whose larvae decimate aphid
populations. The blue flower is attractive and has a pleasing scent and it
is suitable for large scale commercial use and for the home gardner.

I only purchased one packets of seed and then just havested my own and grew
the plants on large tubs and just moved them about the glasshoues and garden
as required .
These plants are all I used for 3 years after trying with out sucess to
control the " bugs" with chemicals.

I had over 20,000 lettuce plants in production at any one time  that never
got aphids or any of the other nasties that follow them due to this small

If you want to know anything else about these beauties please email me :)

New Zealand
First to see the sun
I am your future you are my past ..... aren't you glad you are reading this
cos you know tomorrow has arrived ..........

[demime 0.99d.1 removed an attachment of type image/gif which had a name of IMSTP.gif]

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index