Q.My Asian Lilies Are Not Doing Well. I Think They Have Aphids And Possibly Something Else. How Can I Get Them Healthy Again?
I planted Asian lily bulbs in my raised flower bed and made sure to plant then 8 inches apart. They did not come up 8 inches apart but semi grouped together. I’m not sure what happened there. I noticed they started getting black spots that kind of looked like aphids so I began spraying them with Neem oil. It’s gotten to a point where I’m not sure what to do. The aphids have attracted ants, some of the leaves have brown spots, little black bugs are everywhere (I think aphids), and it’s affecting the flower buds. I’m so sad about this. Can any one help me?
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You will need to control the aphids to get rid of the ants. You may need a fungicide, as well, since aphids will transmit diseases from plant to plant.
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