Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:31
Pants weather here too ....But have lots of potting on to do in the greenhouse, so it won't bother me too much. Forecast lousy for tomorrow too .....but will happily exchange a rainy weekend for a dry day on Tuesday (my Chelsea day 🌷🌸🌼🌻🌺).
Wonky - aquilegia gall mite stops the flowerbuds opening, and if you look inside the affected ones you see tiny, but bright orange, little grubs causing havoc. I consulted the RHS about it last year - its a new pest, started in Kent and rapidly spreading in the South East. Apparently if you can stop the grubs maturing (they drop down and live in the soil once they have finished ruining my flowers), then you can break the cycle .....which is what I will try. Cries
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