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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Ficus benjamina

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

15 February 2018 • I have to be the world’s greatest procrastinator...anyway, this has benefited as just been over it again looking for scale insects. Still a few but also lots of healthy new growth 👀 🔎 💚😊

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pelly

Well it looks like you have given up procrastinating and got on with the job, it certainly looks better for it Jacqueline. 💚💚

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awomanonabike

That was the procrastination Jane! Perils of working from home 🏡 But thanks, it is looking like it might have avoided being thrown to the compost gods 😊 @pelly

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pelly

Well hopefully it’s safe now Jacqueline 😂👍

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awomanonabike

Hi Sam, I meant to copy you into this when I posted it the other day to thank you for the recommendation for SB. I’ve just ordered a 500ml concentrated refill 👍😊 @icedance

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icedance

Hi Jacqueline that’s great news 😃 so pleased it’s had a positive effect the world is full of successful procrastinators well done 👍

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awomanonabike

Never put off til tomorrow what you can possibly leave to the next day... 😂😂 @icedance

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icedance

Wise words indeed 👍😂

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awomanonabike

I was slow to realise that this had become infested with scale insect 😱 and by the time I had it was affecting almost every leaf. So...I’ve trimmed it to half its height, removed any dead or dying leaves and cleaned the rest by hand, rubbing to remove the scales. I’ve no idea if this will be enough but I hope so... #scaleinsect #desperatemeasures

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awomanonabike

I feel very guilty Katie. I’m sure I told you I was going to “deal with this” when you were over in the summer. 🤔 Hey ho! 🙄 @brightcolours

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susanhumphrey333

This happened to my beautiful Abutilon and I never managed eradicate it completely. Luckily I had taken a cutting which is indoors, but I've put the infested one back outside hoping the cold will finish them off and the plant might survive the cold. I didn't want to share my sunroom with it as it was, so it's worth the risk

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icedance

Where there’s life there’s hope Jaqueline... get some SB plant invigorator it’s brilliant ! Naturally derived, good for scale and will feed and clean too 👍

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awomanonabike

I had scale on my bay tree Sue. It was years ago, when I used to put it in the greenhouse in the winter. I put it outside to kill-or-cure and it cured! Hope your abutilon does too 😊 @susanhumphrey333

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sam. I’ll try it (though I’ve never heard of it before)... @icedance

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icedance

It’s great stuff I’ll post you a picture 😘

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sam but don’t worry. I’m sure I can google it!! @icedance

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susanhumphrey333

That's good know Sam. I've added this post to my wishlist so I won't forget @icedance That sounds promising then Jacqueline. Thankyou 👍

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awomanonabike

If you look on Sam’s feed Sue, there’s a picture! @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Thanks Jacqueline 👍

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rachelbrooks

Hope the spray sorts it!

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awomanonabike

Ficus Benjamina pretending to be a Christmas tree 🎄🎄🎄

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rachelbrooks

And why not?! 😊

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awomanonabike

Absolutely no reason! @rachelbrooks

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brightcolours

#christmastree #christmasdecorations #ficus #weepingfig

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