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Over the past few days I have noticed a problem with some of my fuchias which are wilting. I think they may have been attacked by aphids but I am not really sure so would appreciate some help to identify what is wrong and some advice on what to do about it. Many thanks Barbara

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,529
    Looks like white fly?  You could make up, a bucket of water with a squirt of washing up liquid, hold the plant upside down and swish it about. If not you can spray it on.  You’ll need to do it several times before it’s clear.
    I find whitefly the hardest to get rid of.
    Have you got the plant outside, fuchsias  like cool.
    make sure the plant is kept damp at all times they hate drying out, an unhappy plant will attract all sorts of pests. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hi Lyn, many thanks for your response. The Fuchias are outside but in the shade, they have lived there for several years after I first put them in the wrong place! I have been watering them regularly so maybe it is just that it has been so hot early in the season? I will apply soapy water as you suggest and fingers crossed it will make a difference. Thanks again Barbara
  • PoppypussPoppypuss LancashirePosts: 90
    Might be worthwhile checking in your pits to make sure there no vine weavil grubs as these can sever the roots and cause wilting
  • PoppypussPoppypuss LancashirePosts: 90
    Pots!😁
  • Okay, thank you I will do. Good to have all bases covered 😊
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,529
    You can see that they are covered in some sort of aphid and I would suspect white fly. 
    They will bring the plant down. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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