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For the last three years our gooseberries have been plagued with Sawfly. The plants have been moved to a different location but they still have it. Any suggestions apart from nematodes please as they are expensive and hard to get hold of.

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I've heard munching with rhubarb leaves will prevent infestation (though not stop it once they get going). Spraying with rhubarb leaf 'tea' works on lots of bugs, particularly soft-bodied ones, but I try to avoid it if I can as I'm not sure how it affects the beneficials.
 
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