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Medium_scale_2 Our lilly pillies have scale I think, and black sooty mold - what can I do?

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Submitted: 06:21PM, 08 Nov 2015
Answer: Hi Katy,

That is scale and the sooty mould is a result of their sticky excretions. Both problems can be treated by spraying the affected plants with Pest Oil.

Kind regards, Ben

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