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Hi, I just got some Monardas sent to me from RHS and after only having them for just under a month I have thrips on them.   They're small orange ones and I don't want to use anything dangerous to insects or wildlife to get rid of them so what can I do? 

Should I order some other bug to eat the thrips?  Will this prevent the monarda from flowering.  I have 6 plants.  3 are Mondarda Beauty of cobham and 3 are cambridge scarlett. 

I've only been gardening for 4 years and I'm get alot of spider mites on alot of my plants but these thrips are new.  Can anyone help?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    what is small and orange the plant or the insect.?

    Are you sure they're not aphids?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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