[gardeners] Re: Hummingbirds and mealybugs

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:45:30 -0600

Like most other things out there can't you try blasting the vine with water from the
hose and avoiding the nest?
     Sometimes just a good bath will be a big help. After that maybe a nice little
soap and water in a spray bottle directed away from the nest will help.

Okie zone 7a
aka " Ranchmama "
----- Original Message -----
> From: Ron Hay <ronhay@pacbell.net>
> Problem: during this recent spate of rain, when we
> our passion fruit vine became infested with nasty white mealy bugs, causing the
>leaves to turn sickly yellow and fall off, further spreading the nasties with every
gust of >wind.
> > How can I both maintain our lovely passion fruit vine, which is Vivian's pride
and joy and spare the humming bird nest and its (as of yet unseen) inhabitants.
> > Ron