Monday, November 16, 2009

Casualties in the orchid house

Stupid insects and their ugly caterpillars. Look what they did.


caterpillar chewed orchids 1


caterpillar chewed orchids 2


About 25 of my hybrid phals were attacked and chewed up by dozens of hairy caterpillars when I was on holiday. Thought I had picked off all of them when I came back but apparently a few remained hidden away and laid waste to the remaining plants. No one watered them when I was away either.


I’ve taken any remaining survivors out of the pots and mounted them onto a piece of tree fern trunk instead. I really do not like using chemicals, in this case I got no choice but to resort to Malathion or some other bug killer.

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