Oh you do this with plants too.
Today I had to make the unfortunate decision to cut down to two stumps my 16 year old ficus tree.
Bountiful bloggie friends, these are Scales.
I researched how to get rid of these nasty beasts organically, chemically and manually (every day I’d run a wet paper towel on each leaf, each branch squishing these nasty beasties) but these incredible insects just multiplied and went forth!
The annoying thing they do is secrete a honey-like substance not just on the leaves and bark but on the flooring too, killing the leaves and making the flooring sticky.
So out came the secateurs and snip, snip! I feel sad because this plant was 6 inches tall when I bought it for 10p and it grew to over 5 ft.
It came with me to every house move and stayed with me through many relationship break-ups and family trauma. It grew lush and tall while I remained stunted emotionally and physically! LOL!
I’m hoping that in time and with a lot of tlc, it’ll revive soon enough!
Charlie says: About time - my footsy pads were all icky after walking near that plant!
Have a pest free Wednesday everyone!