Fuchsia Gall Mites?
Hi guys, I noticed something wrong with my 2 Fuchsias recently, and after reading up it seems like it could be Gall mites? Apparently they arrived into Britain in 2007 and are pretty devastating, affecting mainly the south-west as they are not cold tolerant. The are supposed to be impossible to see and I've had a good look and can see no aphids or anything similar.
Something I read did suggested that they can be cut right down (like you would a Buddleia) and then afterwards treat them aggressively with either Abemectin or Spirodiclofen. Has anyone here suffered with this and If so did you manage to eradicate it and save your Fuchsia?
These Fuchsias are 20 years old and were my mother's, so I'd really like to save them if I can.
Last edited: 15 July 2017 17:35:14