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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Smitty » Jul 26, 2012 1:05 pm

davefrombc wrote:Bit of trivia....Dandelions, and the bane of the west coast , blackberries, were both brought over by early settlers from Europe for food crops. Young dandelion leaves make a nutritious early season green, and the flowers can be used to make a wine.
Blackberries are also high on the "super food" scale, but are terribly invasive, have no natural enemies here, and a real pain to remove.. in more ways than one !

Rather than further hijack the lily thread, I edited this.
Yes , Salmon berries are edible, but rather blah, some say "insipid"


oh please hijack away dave.

I agree with Lyn.blueberries are yummy...dandelions..not so much

as for the Manitoba Maple..I do not know Lyn perhaps a quote from my granddaughter would suffice..."toopid?"
""Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain."
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Jul 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Smitty wrote:oh please hijack away dave.


It's how we knoe you're one of us Dave. :lol:
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby HeelsDown » Aug 02, 2012 3:39 pm

"Jenn..I prefer to shake potato dust on mine rather than just my fist."

Nice one smitty!

Thistle - so pretty! Now I kinda miss mine even more. Oh well. I replaced mine with Salvia Evolution. Quite pretty so far and no poop. LOL!

Manitoba Maple...no kidding! We lost a limb on ours a few months ago and I noticed on the weekend that it's already covered in sprouts!!

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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » Aug 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Peggy2296 wrote:thistle, your lilies are to die for! Simply stunning. How on earth did you manage to keep them so untouched by beetles?


Very tediously checking every Day, using Neem Oil,and dusting with Talcum Powder.I am super happy that they are still Beetle free,hope they stay that way.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby AdamB » Aug 08, 2012 3:53 am

Peggy2296 wrote:thistle, your lilies are to die for! Simply stunning. How on earth did you manage to keep them so untouched by beetles?


Yeah.. they look really healthy. Tell us how do you keep them away from lily pests?
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby AdamB » Aug 08, 2012 3:55 am

thistle wrote:
Peggy2296 wrote:thistle, your lilies are to die for! Simply stunning. How on earth did you manage to keep them so untouched by beetles?


Very tediously checking every Day, using Neem Oil,and dusting with Talcum Powder.I am super happy that they are still Beetle free,hope they stay that way.


This answers my question... thanks thistle :lol:
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby cottage country bob » Aug 22, 2012 3:52 pm

have been told brewing a very very strong tea and then spraying on the leaves works really well. have not had any reason to try but can not see any harm in it
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