I have a honeysuckle bush that, up until recently, seemed to be quite
healthy and was growing well. I had to spray it with insecticide due to
a small spider mite infestation killing off the top portion of the new
growth, and now the bush is seemingly starting to die. Leaves throughout
the bush are turning yellow and any new growth (it seems to still be
sprouting new buds and they're growing rather long) seems to have
yellowish spots. Is my honeysuckle dying or is this type of response
normal after a bug infestation?
I'll bet you didn't read the label on the insecticide, indicative that
you didn't name the product, were you supposed to dilute it? An
ordinary mild soap solution would have worked just fine and harmed
nothing, now you'll lucky if your plant lives. Why do folks have to
use over kill... and I'll bet you're one of those organic vegetable
As you appear to be using google groups you cannot. If you get a newsreader
(there are some free, eg Outlook Express, Free Agent) and a usenet provider
(there are some free, eg eternal september, albisani) you can do it.
Outlook is not Outlook Express and Outlook doesn't have news groups IIRC. I
have used Outlook Express for years and while it is not particularly good it
works and has never given me a virus. I do have an up-to-date virus
checker, firewall and all Microsoft security updates installed, if using
Windoze i think this is essential regardless of your news reader.
If you weren't a cheap bastard you'd *buy* a real news reader... but
still killfiling doesn't prevent others from reading and replying to
your drivel. And just maybe UNmoderated Newsgroups are not for you,
WUSSY WIMP! LOL-LOL
Wow, I never would've thought to read the label, silly me! OH WAIT.
I read the label, followed the instructions and, funny enough, am not a
complete idiot but I'm sure you know me well enough to assume so. And no
I don't buy organic vegetables. Thanks for your wonderfully helpful bit
of information though, I really appreciate your input!
It's really annoying when people use forums for general banter (or
insults) and really don't provide helpful information. Really guys if
you're wanting banter go to a chat room but JennC posted this to get
helpful advice about her honeysuckle - not get called an idiot and not
to find out about the functionality of email programmes.
JennC I'm no expert but I'll add my comments that may only potentially
help but I certainly hope will not insult! If you've followed the
instructions then theres not really a lot you can do but watch and wait.
It certainly doesn't sound like normal honeysuckly behaviour although
mine went a bit yellow earlier this year around the bottom although the
top looks healthy enough and it did flower a month or so ago.
I would recommend trying to take a cutting (or ten) to ensure if it does
die you have a back up. Other than that just sit back and wait.
Additionally you should not use the spray again, or if you're interested
in an experiment, use it on something you're not particularly attached
to see if it has the same reaction. If both die then maybe throw the
spray away, but if it survives maybe your honeysuckle was just
coincidence / bad luck!
You're a worse insult than anyone... here you are being rude by just
barging into a place where you've not previously habituated and have
no real business, and certainly weren't invited, and offering the OP
not a whit of useful information... and if you actually believe that
just because, after the fact, she claims she read and understood the
directions then you are an imbecile. She obviously did NOT read the
directions (AND SHE STILL HASN'T POSTED THE NAME OF THE INSECTICIDE).
And I did offer an excellent suggestion, use a soap solution. Now get
lost you filthy stinking unbathed trouble making illiterate UK POS.
Seriously Brooklyn, you appear to be losing your mind.
Anyone can post here, if you think you have some special status
because you've been harassing people here for years, you're out
of your mind.
I don't get it.
When I meet a stranger, I try to be polite.
I bet you do the same thing in real life.
You offered a suggestion to combat spider mites, which are no longer the
problem. The name of the insecticide is Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew, and
yes I read the instructions no matter how many times you want to claim
that I didn't. I was also told by quite a few people that this
insecticide would be appropriate for use on honeysuckles. Feel free to
continue posting insults and claiming you are sure I'm an idiot, Ms.
Holier than Thou.
Hi Brooklyn - you're calling me illiterate and yet you say "You're a
worse insult than anyone". That doesn't even make sense. Also I'd
check your definition of me "barging into a place you've not previously
habituated and have
no real business, and certainly weren't invited". Firstly, no-ones
previously habituated a place before they've joined by definition,
secondly I do have business here as the forum states "Dedicated to all
aspects of gardening across the globe. Debates take place over a huge
range of gardening subjects, with experts and beginners alike", I fit
quite well into that description. Thirdly I was invited, I submitted my
request for access and the moderators of the forum sent me an invite to
JennC I'm glad you found my post helpful. As I have no further
information to add I won't be posting anything further here for now but
I do hope your honeysuckle recovers - please keep us updated!
> insults) and really don't provide helpful information. Really guys if
> you're wanting banter go to a chat room but JennC posted this to get
> helpful advice about her honeysuckle - not get called an idiot and not
> to find out about the functionality of email programmes.
> help but I certainly hope will not insult! If you've followed the
> instructions then theres not really a lot you can do but watch and wait.
> It certainly doesn't sound like normal honeysuckly behaviour although
> mine went a bit yellow earlier this year around the bottom although the
> top looks healthy enough and it did flower a month or so ago.
> die you have a back up. Other than that just sit back and wait.
> Additionally you should not use the spray again, or if you're interested
> in an experiment, use it on something you're not particularly attached
> to see if it has the same reaction. If both die then maybe throw the
> spray away, but if it survives maybe your honeysuckle was just
> coincidence / bad luck!
Thank you for the advice :) I took a few cuttings when I first got the
plant and they've been doing well, so if it comes to it, I've still got
those. I did use the spray on a few nasturtium and they seem to be doing
alright so maybe the spray was just too harsh for the honeysuckle. I
also put the honeysuckle in new soil in case any of the insecticide
drained into the dirt. I'll just wait and see if my plant makes a
recovery. Thank you for the help Katey.
Usenet is full of compromises. Did know that this is a usenet newsgroup
rec.gardens? People usually inhabit only a few NGs and so those there
become familiar. If seeking help it is very common to ask those you know
before seeking an outsider even the latter is an expert and the former is
not. Similarly those with a pleasant history together will swap ideas that
may not be strictly on topic. Do you really want to take the banter out of
garden banter? These factors pretty well guarantee that some posts will
drift off topic.
While HB may not have come here looking for info on 'email programmes'
(newsreaders actually) they asked about killfiling for obvious reasons.
Should this OT request have been ignored, should the request have been
refered to other forums or would it be the neighbourly thing to reply in
context? I chose option #3 as being constructive and helpful.
It would be nice if all posts here were reasonably on topic and civil. If
wishing would make it so.
Neither you no I can control what is posted here. The only control we have
is what we read and what we respond to. If all users posted though a medium
that allowed killfiling, Sheldon (AKA Brooklyn) would not be posting to
anybody, it would be as if he never existed (oh bliss!) and the tone of the
group would be lifted greatly. So in the sense of trying to gain a measure
of control and exclude unpleasant and irrelevant material discusion of
killfiles and the software that enables them is relevant.
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