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Plant Question
13-01-2005, 11:50 PM
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What are those really small white bugs, loads of them, that run about the topsoil of household plants. I just overwatered my little thing I have on my desk and saw these things floating on the water and then they starting running about. Eek! There are millions of them. Is this normal or gross?

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13-01-2005, 11:55 PM
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Oooh, Sharkey, that doesn't sound nice.

I have no idea what they are.
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13-01-2005, 11:59 PM
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Shark_Attacks Wrote:What are those really small white bugs, loads of them, that run about the topsoil of household plants. I just overwatered my little thing I have on my desk and saw these things floating on the water and then they starting running about. Eek! There are millions of them. Is this normal or gross?
They could be either spider mites or whitefly. Either buy some spray for the little blighters from the garden centre or remove the plant as they will spread to any other you have in the room and kill it :sad:

To be sure you get the right bug spray (if you intend to), take a leaf with the bugs on it in an envelope to your local garden centre, someone there should be able to tell you what it is.

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14-01-2005, 12:09 AM
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Aw thanks Pandora! They are definately spider mites. Im all itchy thinking about them lol!

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15-01-2005, 07:14 AM
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Spider mites are red.

They could be mealy worm? Or possibly aphids - but the behaviour (running about on the soil) is not characteristic of aphids. I'll try and remember to look this up. Definitely not spider mites though.

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15-01-2005, 10:25 AM
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at last a gardening thread ... just what this board has been missing!


I forgot to plant any daffodil bulbs last autumn ... is it too late to do them now?

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15-01-2005, 10:50 AM
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No...just shove them in now.

I love daffodil's they are my favourite flower.

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15-01-2005, 07:56 PM
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Glad Blinks has confirmed what I was thinking - spider mites are red. But what a super idea taking them to the garden centre for identification.

Wierdly I noticed some of our daffs are pushing their earliest shoots out on the driveway!!?? This is way too early isn't it??
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15-01-2005, 08:00 PM
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My daffs are pushing thru too...they did this last year.

But arn't they the best flower. Don't you think they have a prehistoric look about them...the vibrancy of the yellow.

They make me smile.

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15-01-2005, 10:22 PM
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Ooooh - you guys have just reminded me. About 3 months ago, I moved a heavy stone birdbath on top of where the daffodils grow. I must move it somewhere else! :ohmy:

Or better still, get rid of it completely. It seems a bit unethical to have a birdbath in the garden. Seeing as we've got 2 cats an' all.

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