Dear Pelly friends,
Now that winter is on its way it is
getting time to get my pellies indoors for overwintering. To be on the safe side
I tipped my collection of about 70 plants out of their pots to check for pests.
And yes, about 60 of them had root
When I see them in spring I usually wash
off all the compost and pot the plants up in new soil. However, at this time of
year I don't really feel like doing that. So I bought a packet of Bayer's
Admire, because someone said you could also water plants with it. At the moment
I am dipping all the infested plants I want to keep in this solution. I
would be very sad to have to throw away many of the uniques that are on their
way to becoming large bushy plants; uniques flower better when they get older
(so they say, but at this rate they will have to do so in the dustbin...).
The good thing would be that I would have
enough storage in the attic for the remaining plants and the cuttings I took in
August. But still, I would like to keep more than fifteen or so...
So: is Admire the right thing to use or
could/ should I use other poison to eliminate the buggers?
Hope to hear from you,
Jip (Alkmaar, The