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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:47 pm 
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Hi,

Plan to bring my Passion and Ivy in for the winter. Both are potted but have major Earwigs under the soil at the bottom and potentially other pests that I want to make sure I dont bring in for the winter. Trimming back is okay as well? What is my best approach to this. Please and thank you for all who reply. what do i use to spray other than full on earwig killer?
On another front, I want to repot my jade as it has a bad lean from the early days, very healthy though, but wonder if it is a bad time of year to do repotting.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:47 am 
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You know that the passion vine is a perennial right? You don't need to bring it in. Mine even stays mostly green all winter. Depending on the type of ivy you have, it may be hardy as well.

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Thanks, but I must ask one thing. When you say winter, you are in Texas it appears, I on the otherhand am in Toronto, Canada. Winters get a little hairier around here. You think it can still handle all winter?


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You may want to make your location known when you post, since Howard is based out of Texas, most of his readers are too.

I would go online and do a search to find out the hardiness rating of your plants.

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or call the nursery where you purchased them.

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sorry, i just found this site on google. Thanks for the advice.


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Don't get me wrong! You are welcome here! I just had no idea where you were located, that's all.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:04 pm 
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You can use orange oil diluted in water to aid in the removal of the Earwigs. Other choices would be Garlic Tea, Pepper Tea, Garlic Pepper Tea, Rotenone/Pyrethrum or diatomaceous earth. You could do a search for any of these I listed on Google and bet you would find one that suits your liking.

Passion Vine is hardy to Zone 10 (30-35 F), that is the southern portion of Florida or the Valley (Tip) of Texas for example. I would suggest growing the plant in a container with a trellis and over wintering it indoors as you have planned. Keep in mind that it is a tropical plant, meaning that it needs somewhat constant moisture and should not be placed next to a window where it could get cold and should not have any air blowing on it from a heating/cooling vents (this would dry it out). The Bathroom may be a good location if it has a window due the moisture available daily from showering.

I would do the same with the Ivy, I would imagine that our worst winter here would be a cake walk compared to a normal winter in Toronto and would not suggest those stay outside.

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Hi Jadesrock,

You might want to add your hardiness zone and your location of Toronto, Canada to your profile. Then you won't have to remember to post it each time you have a question.

http://wms1.agr.gc.ca/cgi-bin/mapplant2 ... yer=cities

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