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by Christina on June 03, 2004 10:26 PM
Something is eating my Rhododendrons. There are half round bites in the leaves. What can I use to get rid of the pests? Brand name or natural. Also how many hours of sunlight should they get? Thanks, Christina
by Newt on June 05, 2004 02:35 AM
Hi Christina,
Sounds like a leafcutter bee. Please don't spray anything. When she is done building her nest and laying her eggs, she and her babies will pollinate your flowers, fruits and veggies. If you look closely in the picture on the left with the leaf, do the holes look anything like these?

http://www.geocities.com/brisbane_wasps/UnkownBees.htm

Rhodos need dappled shade.

Newt

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by weezie13 on June 05, 2004 03:46 PM
Yep, I concur with Newt,
I'd say the same thing..

I never spray or hurt them...

(I get after the Yellow Jackets once in a while
when they nest in my kids swingsets and climbing unit... [Frown] [Mad] [Razz] )

But those cutter bees are ok in my book too!

Weezie

I love the honey bees and those cute little bumble bees too!!! [Cool]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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