How do you get rid of the little black flies on my Christmas cactus I
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Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
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How to get rid of termites?
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How do I get rid of those hovering flies on my patio?
When we open the slider to go out on the patio, there's this bunch of flies that like To hang out there. We have the water bags with the foil hanging there, they do a... See more
those flies are actually living in the soil. some people try spraying a mix of water and dish detergent and others would probably try to transplant into clean soil and a clean pot.
Here is a link from a gardening website I find helpful! Good Luck!
I had this problem in a bonsai tree. Like Elizabeth said, they're living in the soil. What I did was to remove the plant from the contaminated soil, rinse the roots and base of the plant, leave it to dry for a couple of hours on a paper towel, and then I re-potted in a clean pot with clean soil. That seems to have solved the issue.
First, I sprayed the dirt surrounding the plant with Home Defence Max. It will not kill your plant if some gets on the leaves. Then I covered the entire dirt surface with cinnamon powder. All around the stalk of the plant too. I used quite a bit, covering the dirt up entirely. Smells wonderful too! Then I watered using a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide in the water. I also spray my cactus with the same peroxide/water recipe and they loved it growing tons of new leaves before blooming season. The peroxide mixes well with fertilizer, not to worry. No bugs either!
The ants are most likely there because you have aphids, which you will probably not see, but ooze a sticky sweet substance the ants love. Use a spray that kills aphids AND do what Beth says above. Beths know best, haha!