IDENTIFYING BUGS AND FUNGUS

CHRISTMAS/ CHEFER BEETLES

1.     We recommend an organic approach of concentrated canola oil and garlic spray, available at the nursery. This will make the leaf less palatable for the beetle

2.     These beetles are normally around between October – January and will eat a large variety of foliage

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AUSTRALIAN BUG

This is an insect, we have found that a systemic approach works best for non edibles 

SCALE

This is an insect, we have found that a systemic approach works best for non edibles.

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COCHINEAL

This is an insect, we have found that a systemic approach works best for non edibles.

POWDERY MILDEW

This is a fungus and is more common in your rainy seasons. 

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BLACK SPOT

This is a fungus, more common in your rainy seasons. Some roses are very susceptible to this.

RUST

This is a fungus, more common in your rainy seasons. Some roses are very susceptible to this.

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Please remember when using insecticide sprays to spray early morning or late afternoon to avoid killing unnecessary insects like bees.

Let us know if you want more information or have a question for our plant experts.