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AlisaJ

Beginner gardener. Keen to build my knowledge plant-by-plant. Hints and tips welcome.

Hypericum Beanii

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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AlisaJ

Ablaze with yellow flowers 🌼🔥 lovely to have inherited this bush.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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AlisaJ

So much life! I'm also getting lots of very small black bugs all over this bush. Should I be worried?

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pelly

If they are tiny little shiny ones then they are Pollen Beetles, so nothing to worry about. As the name implies, they are pollinators, so they are "good" ones Alisa 😊😊😊

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daveandellie

Hi @AlisaJ the small black bugs are called "blackfly". They can be very damaging to plants if the infestation gets bad. They suck the sap out of the plant which stunts its growth and eventually the leaves and flowers go bad. You can treat this with a bug treatment which won't damage your plant or you can simply use soapy water. Hope this helps?x

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AlisaJ

Morning @pelly and @daveandellie thank you so much for your advice. I'll take a closer look to see if I can establish which sort they are and will either leave them alone or zap them with some bug treatment. Thank you so much! 👍🏼

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