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14/11/2013 at 18:45


anyone know why I have tiny flys in the compost of some plants I am keeping over winter in my house? When I water you can see them wriggle and take to the air !!!

14/11/2013 at 19:09

They're known as fungus gnats aka sciarid flies.  Not usually harmful but a nuisance.  There's a useful pdf from Which magazine here:


15/11/2013 at 06:21

Thanks that article very helpful.

15/11/2013 at 10:28

If you water the plant from below instead of onto the top of the soil you won't get them

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