Thyme problems...now white fly???
I am having real problems with one patch of my garden ..and it has gone on for a couple of years...
Latest problem is my thyme plant doesn't seem very happy (again!) when I touched it a cloud of tiny white flies fly off - I can't see them very well - infact I thought at first it was loose leaves flying up ...if that makes sense...there is a spiders web but that doesn't seem to have caught any of them!!
I think they are white fly ...but I thought white fly didn't like thyme - in fact have read somewhere (online) thyme is a deterent plant...!
If it is white fly I intend to spray with (Ecover) washing up liquid...unless anyone has any better ideas???
Also would something cause a plant to be more susceptible to white fly (eg plant is weak through lack of nutrients etc - like mildew) ) or is it just one of those things?
In this patch of garden I have had a kind of mildew which killed off my rosemary, I managed to save my thyme and a white ground cover plant (can't remember its name) by adding compost and nitrogen...the mildew seems to have spread to another area attacking my established English lavender...also treated with nitrogen...looking a bit happier now - don't know if the problem is some well established shrubs were removed but some of the roots were left in the ground ...wondering if the decomposing roots are taking the nitrogen out of the soil....