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This year about four weeks after my parsnips germinated, I noticed that many of them were wilting and turning yellow. On pulling one up I found it was covered in what looked like brown aphids or some sort of lice. I lost over three quarters
noticed some ants running up and down the trunk today. Many Thanks Debbie If the webs are at the tips, it could be red spider mite, which is difficult to deal with. The ants running up and down the trunk indicate there are aphids - ants feed off
Last week I mentioned that my broad beans were mysteriously free from their usual curse of blackfly. Strictly speaking, blackfly isn't a black fly, but a 'black bean aphid'.And while my broad beans may be free from the pest this year, they normally
of aphid. Spray with any insecticide, or add a drop of washing-up liquid to water and spray with that. If the sections look dead once the insects have gone then yes, I would prune them off. Thank you I will give that a try. I think the use of washing up
. One plant had aphids but the others were all thoroughly checked out and appear to be aphid-less. Some are growing in modules and some in 3" pots; some of each have been affected but not all the ones that are sickly were in the same greenhouse. I
Can anyone help please? I work in a garden where there is a large old and tall crab apple tree that has lots of white wolly bits all over it. I think this is woolly aphid and wonder how I can get rid of it organically or will I have to use
chemicals unless i have too....But not sure how i would reach the top parts of the tree to spray or whatever if i had to! Thanks ! Sophie They are aphids. The simplest way to cure them is to buy an insecticidal spray (there are organic ones based on fatty
, no good plant will not flower any more. I have tried killing the black fly with commercial sprays, this just turns the leaves brown. Has anybody any ideas. Ants do not eat black fly-they farm aphids for the secretions that the aphids produce. The spray
. The acuba, cape fuchsias, buddleja have all taken a battering for a start, any ideas what it might be and how I protect them? has to be caterpillers plus aphids.. need to spray or take cuttings...
if they are being attacked by a bug(no aphids around) or could it be something else.I sprayed them yesterday but new ones today.My husband wondered if it was pidgeons as we have quite a lot around.Help please.