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Have you had a week of Aphids too?

The worms have drawn Aphid cartoons this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden. Aphids are a staple food for birds, wasps, lacewings, ladybirds and many more …

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Are Aphids one of your five a day?

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden. Aphids are a staple food for birds, wasps, lacewings, ladybirds and many more …

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Good to know: the plants Aphids don’t like …

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. By planting pungent smelling plants next to you effected plants you can deter them from growing their numbers quickly. So, as the season develops and more predators emerge, you naturally reform the balance in your garden.

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Can you find an Aphid?

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden. Try not to use insecticides as this kills the predators as well. #putpollinatorsfirst Squash them or spray off with a jet hose to control them, where you can. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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Aphid control, use your head and your hose

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden. Try not to use insecticides as this kills the […]

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There are 500 species of Aphid in the UK

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden.

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Do you know your blackfly from your greenfly?

The worms are looking at Aphids this week. As new plant growth emerges, so do aphids. Their numbers grow quickly as there are fewer predators … but that all changes as the season develops and more predators emerge, to reform the natural balance in your garden.