Ants in my garden and diseased flowers with holes in them
I currently have ants all around my flower box, which is on my concrete patio. Issues with my salvia: There are these white growths on the bottom half of the salvia's stems near the roots. There are leaves that are see through. THere are also these brown specs that remind me of bugs or aphids on top of the leaves, that washed away when i used the hose. I have seen ants all over thi plant~~~~ My petunias consistently have holes in the flowers.~~~ I feel like both of these could be connected to the ants. Please help and thank you for any help!!
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Ants can indicate a pest issue. Pests leave Honeydew residue and ants are attracted to it.
You can treat the plants with Neem Oil.