Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:56
Brilliant idea re the birdfeeder Fairygirl. Also which soap did you use? We use Ecover washing up liquid normally, but I found it wasn't as effective as a good does of Fairy Liquid spray at killing the aphids.
Otherwise, as simple as it sounds, get your fingers around the base of the bud and stroke upwards. They fall to the ground and you can squish them. Wear marigolds if, like me, you don't like the idea of dead aphids on your hands.
I might have to buy some larvae too, I've seen one this year!