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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » Jun 11, 2012 1:41 pm

I have only found one adult about two Weeks ago which I believe originated from someone else's Garden since I have been using Talc and checking diligently every Day.
My lilies are looking very healthy and have a lot of Buds and no leaf damage for the first time ever.I can't wait to see them in all their glory and to smell that wonderful scent again.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Jun 11, 2012 5:25 pm

Got my finger crossed for you Carol!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby HeelsDown » Jun 11, 2012 9:11 pm

Another day and no beetles...yay! It's raining...again...so I will re-apply the talc again. Knock on wood - seems to be working! A few of them are days away from blooming...I'm excited. I had red asiatic ones already and bought yellow and orange ones so should be colourful soon. :)

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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » Jun 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Eeyore wrote:Got my finger crossed for you Carol!

Thank you Lyn,now if I could just find a solution fo Earwigs! Yuk!!! I hate those things and my Dahlias are showing signs of munchings.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Smitty » Jun 12, 2012 7:11 am

sounds like the talc is working...good to know if they decide to ban rotenone here!!
I had a few beetles early in the spring..on the martagons first but a good dosing of potato dust left me beetle free until last week..lady across street told me she had them and I was out like a flock of turtles(as fast as I can move these days ) squished the 5 that I found I mating pair and 1 mating trio??no larvae. gave everything a dusting and haven't seen any since.

remember folks...you've killed yours but have the neighbours?? they will fly a long way.odd that they are adapting..when I first discovered them 5-6 years ago...they couldn't fly! little buggers
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby thistle » Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am

:shock: I have just noticed a Huge lily about to Bloom in my Neighbours Garden which was never there before,obviously a new aquisition.My Neighbour does not have a clue about Gardening never mind Lilies,looks like I will be very busy checking this
Year,my security bubble has just been burst :x
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Bark Biter » Jun 13, 2012 7:21 am

Great just seeing this thread. I lost all my lillies a few years back and have not replaced them due to my heartbreak.

Will watch this thread and then perhaps decide if I am going to put in a lilly garden for next year again.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Scrapinthehat » Jun 13, 2012 10:47 am

I've been watching this thread too. Although I don't have lily beetle issues yet, it's probably only a matter of time. I wonder if talc works on anything else.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Jun 13, 2012 11:04 am

Nice to see you back Bark Biter. What was your previous user name? Tammy, I think it might. my suspicion is that it actually smothers the beetles because it is so fine. I wouldn't use it indescriminently as I suspect it will harm beneficial insects as well.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Bark Biter » Jun 14, 2012 10:06 am

Eeyore wrote:Nice to see you back Bark Biter. What was your previous user name? Tammy, I think it might. my suspicion is that it actually smothers the beetles because it is so fine. I wouldn't use it indescriminently as I suspect it will harm beneficial insects as well.



Nope, not Tammy. Cannot remember my original username but it has been a few years since I have been on here.
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