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Lavender & Ants

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kerrie14-May-06 12:24 PM EST 7b   
Carol24-May-06 09:43 AM EST 5a   

Subject: Lavender & Ants
From: kerrie
Zone: 7b
Date: 14-May-06 12:24 PM EST

Has anyone ever noticed why, or had this in their Lavender beds? Newly added Lav plants doing very well, however, I have noticed ants all over the new shoots. They dont seem to be hurting the plants, and so growth is still strong and green. I wonder if they are attracted to the sweet scent? They have been "hangin" on for a week.

-cautious and keeping my eye on um!

Subject: RE: Lavender & Ants
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 24-May-06 09:43 AM EST

Hi Kerrie, I have never noticed ants on my lilacs, maybe you planted very close to a colony? Are they nibbling the leaves. I can't imagine that they would hurt it. The only plant that I know attracts ants is the Peony, and they don't hurt it. Carol

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