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10:29AM, 21 Oct 2009
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Hi, I have potted gardenias and came home from holidays to find them covered in little black caterpillars. The

They had eaten a lot of the leaves and buds. Invidually picked them off and squashed them then sprayed with confidor. Now leaves are yellowing and dropping off. What do i do next

Submitted: 11:35AM, 25 Feb 2015
Answer: The yellowing leaves could be caused by a number of things. If the Confidor was applied in hot weather or while the plant was stressed it could cause damage to the leaves. You could boost the health of your gardenia by applying a root stimulant such as Uplift Organic Liquid Fertiliser.

We also don’t recommend using Confidor to control caterpillars. Dipel or Success are low-toxic caterpillar controls which are based on bacteria and naturally occurring soil organisms respectively.

Answered: 02:56PM, 12 Mar 2015

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