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Re: Cast Iron plant

Using Neem seems to keep thrips off of my roses for the most part.  Once a week.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 10 Mar 2004 19:08:28 -0600

>Thrips do move. There are many kinds, and their color is brown, black 
>or straw. They look like tiny wood slivers, maybe 2mm long, max.
>On Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 06:49 PM, Andrea H wrote:
>> They don't move. I wondered if it was thrips, I've never actually
>> encountered them to my knowledge. Maybe that's it.
>> Ceres, they aren't in the house, they're outside, and it's definitely 
>> not
>> scale. these are WAY too small for that. How do you treat thrips?
>> Andrea H
>> Beaufort, SC
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 7:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cast Iron plant
>>> Do they move? Thrips, perhaps?
>>> Cathy
>>> On Sunday, March 7, 2004, at 06:22 PM, Andrea H wrote:
>>>> ditto for me too. I've never seen it bloom and I've had to variegata
>>>> in pots
>>>> on my porch for 5-6 years. Although they seem to have gotten some 
>>>> kind
>>>> of
>>>> pest that's sucking the life out of them. I've prayed, scrubbed, etc
>>>> and
>>>> they keep coming back. They look like little white specks, except
>>>> they're
>>>> long and thin, if that makes any sense at all. One of my leaves is 
>>>> just
>>>> covered with them. A hard jet of water does NOTHING. It's like 
>>>> they're
>>>> glued
>>>> to the plant.
>>>> Andrea H
>>>> Beaufort, SC
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