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little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:02

Thats good as we do seem to have a few ants as well!

I have just ordered my ladybird family and honestly I'm really impressed with the price- £25 for 50 larvae & 25 adults. Apart from the obvious benefits this is also way cheaper than spraying the whole garden. Cant wait for them to arrive!! I'm going to take a few to the allotment too and see if I can rescue the atichoke plant....

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:30

Thats brilliant news thanks! I will order some immediately. I'm really happy to have found a natural solution. I will arm myself with some ladybird families & cinnamon!

 

Thanks everyone!

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:20

Hi! Thanks everyone - I've loved all the responses.I definately want to keep things as natural & organic as possible, I was just shocked at how many of these nasty little things there are!

I will try to be patient and hopefully the natural predators will take control, although I havent seen any lady bugs yet : (

You can't buy them can you?

I also like waterbutts idea of squishing them to relieve stress!

It's interesting that addict mentioned the ants because many of these plants that are heavily covered do have ants scurrying up and down them & I didn't think anything of it. I'll try the cinnamon idea today as that can't do any harm to the soil...(can it?!)

Thanks again!

 

 

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 17:57

Hi,  I seem to have these little black bugs smothering nearly everything! some people say wipe them off or blast them with the hose but I think that'd wreck the plants... they're on delicate flowers (jasmine, bishops flower, some small cosmos etc.

I don't like the idea of using pesticides or washing up liquid... are there any other options? plus what are they and why are they hounding my garden? I also took on an allotment this year and inherited an artichoke plant but the artichokes on it are being choked by these black buggies too!

Im a new gardener & am dismayed that my plants are like this!! 

 

Please help/ advise!

little black bugs smothering my plants!

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 17:56

Hi,  I seem to have these little black bugs smothering nearly everything! some people say wipe them off or blast them with the hose but I think that'd wreck the plants... they're on delicate flowers (jasmine, bishops flower, some small cosmos etc.

I don't like the idea of using pesticides or washing up liquid... are there any other options? plus what are they and why are they hounding my garden? I also took on an allotment this year and inherited an artichoke plant but the artichokes on it are being choked by these black buggies too!

Im a new gardener & am dismayed that my plants are like this!! 

 

Please help/ advise!

Is it warm enough yet to plant out young plants grown from seed indoors

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:20

Hi, I'm a new gardener so I'm unsure when to plant out my young plants grown from seed indoors.

I live in south east London and I don't think we have had frosts recently but it has been cold so I'm really not sure. I'd hate to put them out too soon and have wasted all that effort growing them from seed!

 

Some advise from experienced growers would be much appreciated!!

 

Eve

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