Will Tyler

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insects on sunflowers

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 12:08

I find it hard to believe that anyone who has actually bothered to read what I have written in the discussion would think I want to kill any of these insects, but just for the record:




insects on sunflowers

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 21:06

Hi!  Sorry if I've started a dispute.  I certainly diidn't mean to! 

I don't want to get rid of the flies - I like the idea of everything being part of a big food chain.   They're just your basic houseflies, as far as I know.  If the birds etc want to eat them, that's fine too (the flies may feel differently about that!). 

Anyway, I've had a root around on the internet and it seems the Japanese rear flies specifically to pollinate sunflowers, so it seems the answer to my question is "Yes".

Well, I hope everyone has a great Bank Holiday weekend, with lots of sun for getting out in the garden.

All the best, Will.


insects on sunflowers

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 13:21

Hi! We have various bees on the heads of our sunflowers, but also a lot of flies.  Not a problem, th ebirds will enjoy eating them, I'm sure, but what are they doing there? Do flies take nectar?  Any ideas?

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