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  1. Andee Cordano andeecordano@gmail.comMonday, June 12, 2017

    Thank you for your posts on aphids. Meadow rue thrives in our northern grotto patio in Anchorage,
    Alaska. I have tried everything, smashing, spraying with water, homemade soap mixtures, Neem oil soap. Each spring the pesky aphids return. This year they are also on the columbine surrounding some of the Thalictrum. I will look for nettles and try that with my soap solution. Please keep posting, I hope to be surprised one year when they disappear.

    1. Hi Andee, funny - I just sprayed aphids off of our roses at the back this evening. I seem to have avoided getting them on the Meadow Rue this year. So far, anyway. We mulched the base of the plant last fall with Hemlock shredded bark. It's a finer grade of mulch that works well with perennials. I think it has boosted the Meadow Rue's ability to avoid the aphid attack. Perhaps try a type of mulch if you can. Cheers!


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