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want to harm the ants - I'm guessing the rhubarb leaf solution would poison both? Clarmallagh, I think the little larvae you found on your blackcurrants may be hoverfly larvae, which will eat the aphids. Re. this business of getting rid of insect pests
'm not complaining about that! Despite its reputation as a butterfly magnet, buddleja is a very poor nectar source for butterflies, bumblebees or hoverflies. I've never quite worked out exactly why this should be so, since I too have memories of the purple spikes
population under control, we also have damselflies, hoverflies, butterflies, moths many varities of bees, insects I do not recognise. We have had Hedge Sparrows, Blackbirds and Sparrows nesting and though the Goldfinches do not nest in our garden we have them
bumble bees of different kinds. We are surrounded on all sides by sprayed farmland and our nearest managed bee hives are about a mile away. Last October I had 4 different types of bee plus hoverflies and a tortoiseshell butterfly on one single sedum
grains, twig segments and snail shells. There's a link for you here. Some soldier flies and hoverflies have aquatic larvae too. I don't think they'll eat your tadpoles. More likely your frogs will eat the fly larvae! Hope this helps. Best, Kate hi kate
and lots of century-old builders’ rubble beneath. Since then, the new garden has exploded into life. As well as the wider benefits mentioned in the piece, there’s the small thrill of seeing hoverflies, earthworms and magpies doing their thing in what
arhhhhh,lovely little story and the pictures cute as well....i have the larger species in my garden[rats] for ages i thought ohhh its sweet and a loner ....NOT now the cheeky chaps had babies....4 that i know of although lovely,sweet and playful...im just praying they will leave ...