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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Elena Zimmerman » May 10, 2012 9:49 am

Saw two beetles yesterday when i had a moment to jump into the garden to plant a new hardy geranium in the rain, but didn't have a chance to dust yet with all the rains. I will do it tonight though.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby LWard » May 13, 2012 1:08 pm

I killed 3 of them yesterday. they were on my crocuses. they ate my last three lilies last year. I like the idea of talcum powder. I`ll give it a shot if I get any more lilies.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby mike in Ottawa » May 13, 2012 9:02 pm

I think we might be on to something with this talcum powder stuff, i still have seen a few beetles but way down from the past few years, and the lillies smell nice just like a baby's ***
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » May 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Soooo Happy, NO Lily Beetles so far after using the great Talcum Powder tip.I hate using toxins in my Garden but I always had to resort to the Big Guns to tackle my Beetle problem.I am really looking forward to getting some perfect Blooms this Year.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Elena Zimmerman » May 14, 2012 9:47 am

I generously coated the lilies, and the only 3 beetles I caught and squashed acted very lethargic, without the usual jumping about and hiding. So, it's working. They chewed up one or two of the coming up lilies, but I hope to save the rest of the gazillion that I have popping up everywhere. If it goes well this year, hurray, I will buy more next year! Lilies are in my top three, so when I was thwarted by the beetles, I was feeling really down. Here is to the new hope and the baby powder!

Am I crazy to move my vacation plans (under a different pretext) to August so I can babysit my lilies through the bloom?
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » May 14, 2012 1:48 pm

Elena Zimmerman wrote:Am I crazy to move my vacation plans (under a different pretext) to August so I can babysit my lilies through the bloom?


Not in my books..... 8)
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » May 14, 2012 3:57 pm

not in mine either.lol
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Elena Zimmerman » May 14, 2012 4:13 pm

And my in-laws thought it was so nice of me to suggest that they come visit for Stampede :lol: Two birds with one stone! Or is it two hundred beetles?
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby ForeverRose » May 16, 2012 4:21 pm

I just found an infestation of red lily beetles in my garden and my lilies are only a couple of inches high... i tried insecticide soap which seemed to kill the adults, but what about the eggs left behind?
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby agedgardener2 » May 16, 2012 8:25 pm

I had to replenish my supply of powder today.Rexall have pure Talc with just scent added....very reasonably priced too.I hope it works better than Shoppers'.Joy
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