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    Stop Greenfly with washing liquid - how much?
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    • 19th May 08, 8:17 PM
    Stop Greenfly with washing liquid - how much? 19th May 08 at 8:17 PM

    I have heard that I can get rid of the greenfly on my strawberry plants with a mixture of water and washing up liquid. What concentration would I use? If I filled up a spray bottle with water, how many drops of washing up liquid would I put in? Also does it flavour the fruit?

    I plan to wipe off the greenfly with cotton wool and water first, then spray as a deterent. Does that sound okay?

    I am sure you can already tell that I am a novice - this is my first year of growing anything at all

    Many thanks
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  • sharon59
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    • 19th May 08, 8:30 PM
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    • 19th May 08, 8:30 PM
    am sure someone who really knows will be along to help out soon but l have always just emptied bowl that have washed up in over plants when cool-not greasy water or full of bits of course!Sothats usual few squirts!!!!has not killed my roses yet!!!!
    this money saving is such fun
    • penny_less
    • By penny_less 19th May 08, 8:32 PM
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    • 19th May 08, 8:32 PM
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    • 19th May 08, 8:32 PM
    I've done this in past years(but only on flowers) I put a generous squirt( perhaps about a tablespoon?) in a spray bottle and topped up with water. It works as it makes it very hard for them to get a grip on the plant. i would imagine it would be ok for strawberries as well.
    • Lotus-eater
    • By Lotus-eater 19th May 08, 8:35 PM
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    • 19th May 08, 8:35 PM
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    It would probably be worth getting some proper garden soft soap, specially for dealing with things like greenfly, you use such a small amount so it will last for ages, no worries about using the wrong type of thing.
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