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Re: an iris question

  • Subject: Re: an iris question
  • From: Linda <falkora@smig.net>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 11:31:49 -0500

Bob...I didn't realize my post was so unclear!  I had switched 
topics!  I meant that Japanese iris don't do well for me because they 
need more acid soil than other iris.  Acid soil has nothing to do 
with borers!  The main point of my post was this new product that is 
supposed to deter/prevent iris borers.
>Linda wrote:
>have never gotten the soil acid enough for them to do
>>  well.
>Hi Linda
>	I have never heard of having to have the soil acidic for borers to do
>well. I live in the midwest where I think the soil is naturally about
>neutral or a little less. I just called the extension service and the
>soil here is about 6.5. I can drive around town and see iris borer
>damage in most people's irises. Maybe this is low enough ph for them to
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