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Phygelius - thrip damage

B3B3 Posts: 26,415
This year's new leaves and blossom has been destroyed by what I assume was/is  thrips.
I've pruned off the damaged bits to what looks like healthy side shoots.
Two questions:
Can I hope that the damaging phase of the thrips' or whatevers' life-cycle is complete for this year?
Is there a chance that the side shoots will flower this year?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,415
    On further investigation,it seems they are capsid bugs
    But question number two still stands
    Will the new shoots flower?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I am always tormented by thrips. This pest is so small that at first I didn't observe them biting the shots of my plants and by the time I do there are too many of them. Is there any method I can recommend?

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,415
    I eventually got rid of the phygellius.  The plant is a PITA thug.
     I'm sure you don't want to get rid of your rose. I hope someone can help you with a solution.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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