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<p>It was covered in black flies, and the leaves started turning black and shriveling up. To address this, you sprayed the plant with a mixture of washing up liquid and blackfly killer. However, you're feeling disappointed and upset about the situation.</p>
<p>Dealing with pests like black flies can be challenging, but there are a few steps you can take to help your plant recover:</p>
<p>Monitor the situation: Keep a close eye on your plant to see if the black flies return or if any other issues arise. Regular observation will help you catch problems early.</p>
<p>Remove the black flies: Inspect your plant and manually <a href="https://www.mymilestonecard.ltd/">MyMileStoneCard</a> remove any visible black flies. This can be done by gently brushing them off or using a stream of water to dislodge them.</p>
<p>Natural remedies: Consider using natural methods to control the black flies, such as introducing beneficial insects like ladybugs or lacewings, which are natural predators of aphids (including black flies). Neem oil or insecticidal soap, specifically formulated for plant pests, can also be effective and less harmful to the plant.</p>
<p>Proper watering and drainage: Ensure that you are watering your plant appropriately and providing adequate drainage. Overwatering can weaken the plant and make it more susceptible to pests and diseases. </p>

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Original Post by gil2625

Sad Pear Tree

<p>This is in 2nd year of growth since purchasing all looked great after new growth and blossom etc; please can anyone advise what has happened. It was covered in black fly and had leaves had started going black and shrivelling up so sprayed with a little washing up liquid mixed in remains of blackfly killer 😒😭</p>

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