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Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:38

Actually looking at them again, maybe they are aphids, but if they are they are bloomin huge ones!

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:35

Thanks for the replies folks.  If you click on the picture it will give you a zoomed in version.  Still not sure whether to remove them in case they eat the plant, or keep them in the hope they might keep the aphids away?

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 14:47

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54887.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I have funny little black spiders with white legs crawling up my dahlia.  Are they good bugs or bad bugs?  i.e.  if they are there to eat the greefly then they can stay.

Does anybody know?

 

Cheers

Anne

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 14:54

Hi Eve, there is another post on these forums about ladybirds and one poster posted this link for ladybird food, in case you haven't seen it:

http://www.wildforms.co.uk/ladybird-attractant.html

All the best

Anne

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:08

Cool..    I will post pictures of my babies when I get them.  

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:36

Hi there.  I am just a 'beginner' gardener and novice poster too. 

I noticed loads of these little pests were clinging to my hanging basket flowers and so I ordered some ladybirds, I haven't received them yet, but I really can't wait for them to arrive.  I am like a 5 year old waiting for Christmas at the moment.

I ordered them from greengardener.co.uk, I checked out a few websites after googling and this one seemed among the cheapest and with the most info.  I opted for the ladybird family as you get ladybirds and larvae, my biggest concern is that the ladybirds will just up and fly away once I introduce them to my baskets, the larvae at least will have to hang around a while and hopefully munch up a few critters in the meantime.

Hope that helps

Anne

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