fly on daffodils
you please help me - my daffodils have bulb fly. I have dug up the
ones that haven't grown, and removed all the poor growing ones.
Can I spray for this or do you have any other suggestions?
FLY is a real nuisance and you have a real problem. You will need
to dig up and burn all the infested bulbs. Other bulbs can be sprayed
with Orthene in the spring and summer. You need to work over the
soil to cover any exposed bulbs and you may also need to use Yates
Soil Insect Killer Granules that can be sprinkled over and worked
into the soil. If you see any grubs pull these out and squish them
Gardener, Issue 106, 2002, Page 24
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.