Goji berry pests

Fiona Critchley-Smyth asked 11 years ago

I received a 3 year old goji berry bush before Christmas. When the cold weather hit I took it into my kitchen. The plant seemed to get confused & thought it was spring as it started to grow leaves.I have kept it beside my kitchen window & I noticed that the leaves are looking a bit wilted. After close scrutiny I saw tiny pale brown spiders & what looked like a miniature whitish insect, something like a mealy bug or a woodlouse, I’m not sure if that’s what it is but it looks a bit like it. There is no bug on the leaves or flowers it just seems to be crawling around in the soil. Could these be normal soil bugs & I’m just a bit over protective about my goji berry bush?I have recently bought a lot of plants from a very reputable garden centre online but unfortunately my last purchase, a forget-me-not tree arrived to me with a disease. These plants haven’t been in touch with each other but could they have infected each other? How can I salvage my goji berry bush?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Goji berry is tough and does not need to be in your kitchen. Place it outdoors by day for ten days and then plant it out. Give in plenty of space out of the way, as it is a lanky, rather ungainly bush.