Thursday, 28 May 2009

Avoricious Aphids

We are battling with greenfly, blackfly and what seems to be "greyfly"! The honeysuckle is covered with grey aphids - never seen those before - perhaps they are really blackfly with a chameleon habit!

Yesterday I was itching to spray every plant in sight but had to curb my trigger happy finger because of high winds and light rain. Today however the weather is sunny and so it is death to the fly, whatever the colour!


Lane said...

They're blighters aren't they.
Hopethe weather stays calm enough for spraying:-)

Carol and Chris said...

I've noticed quite a few parasites about too!! The people that rented our house before us did nothing in the garden so we are slowly trying to re-claim it....Chris cut the grass over the weekend and we found about five really huge red ant nests poking through the ground. I have no idea what to do about them (the grass looks awful) so am about to google for inspiration!!

Good luck with the spraying

C x

Maggie May said...

Oh dear, they look a mess but the birds love them!