This is just a quick note to follow up on my scale posting. When I was out spraying my anemone against sooty mildew with my all-purpose spray, I figured I might just as well try it on the few remaining spots of scale on my oleanders. It worked like a charm. And it seems to have eliminated the spider mites on my tropical hibiscus too. I had been planning on using insecticidal soap, but the all-purpose Murphy spray was handy. Handy is good.
So, in case anyone is keeping score, the spray is good for:
- preventing mildew
- helping plants that already have it
- stopping rodents from gnawing on plants (on the basis of what others have told me)
- stopping tomcats from spraying a particular spot
- killing scale (at least the kind that infests houseplants)
- killing spider mites