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Di007

Love the ever changing colours the excitement in watching each shoot grow each flower open in an ever changing garden 💚

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' syn. Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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Di007

Omgoodness you should see how many aphids are on my snowball bush.. 🙈🙊 #wildlifewednesday

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charlotte

😱😱😱

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sharonhayden

Will you cut it down- or do you leave it to grow- as I’ve been pinching tips with black fly on them?

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Di007

@sharonhayden I will cut it back.. But since I heard monty say the garden needs some insects has a knock on if you try to remove them all so I'm leaving these for a bit longer I've seen the ants and other insects eating them.. 🙊 If they are all there they are not on my flowers.. Wishful thinking or.. Blonde logic 😂 😂

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sharonhayden

Well I will leave mine too then!

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pixierose

I’ve had so many in my garden. I had to cut my cherry tree back as it was totally covered. I do have an another shrub and I left that and now it’s covered in ladybird larvae which are eating them so they are being kept under control naturally.

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Di007

Yes @pixierose that's what is also eating the aphids here which has to be a good thing 😊 @sharonhayden

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Di007

Covered in aphids I've washed it I've cut the ends off I've even sprayed it.. Used washing up liquid.. Jet washed it 😳😂used aphid spray at a last resort.. Nothing is stopping these creatures.. Had these last year also mmm need to plan something for next year maybe I cut it right back.. Or are they in the branches? Because I can't get rid.. just all have to live in harmony? 😢 😡 😔

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pelly

Diane @Diane76 posted a great tip yesterday, she uses mouthwash , it has to be one with alcohol in it 👍👍

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Keely

My sambucca is full of them too they seem to love the new shoots I got them off with tissue n soapy water, so far so good but no doubt they will be back I saw Di's tip n going to try that too!

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Di007

Thanks Jane @pelly @keely Keely Will give that a try maybe next year I'm giving up this year. They are all having a great time inside the flower balls which makes it a bit more difficult to reach them.. Don't fancy a toothbrush n mouth wash don't want to cause them pain 😱 will cut it back once the flowers have finished 🙈

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ublaszko

Not all insecticides protect against blackfly so need to read the label.

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Di007

More an infestation they are here now and not budging but will plan ahead next year and find an appropriate spray and spray prior to it budding 👍 @ublaszko

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Diane76

All you do is 1 part mouth wash to 2 parts water and just spray it on @Di007 nothing else needed it kills them and is Bee friendly. The rain will then wash the remains off. @pelly

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Di007

Will try this @Diane76 thank you 😊 oh yeah forgot I could spray it on 😂 🙈

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Di007

These look like hearts 💕 #viburnum #pompom #whiteflowers

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pelly

Love this 😍😍

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Di007

@pelly @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I keep getting thousands of aphids on this thick black I didn't want to spray them so I cut some of the ends off.. And sprayed some with the hose pipe but still never seen so many on one plant.. Not on any of the others just this one 🤔

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pelly

Try water with washing up liquid, a bit thicker than you would normally use it 👍👍

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Di007

Will give that a try thanks Jane @pelly 😊

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sharonhayden

I have black aphids too- I pinched off those ends without flowers

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pelly

I hope it works for you 😃😃

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Di007

@sharonhayden I I did cut some of the ends off as the leaves start curling but some of the flowers have loads under them.. Do u think they stunt growth?

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sharonhayden

@Di007 I know nothing about flowers really! Not noticed it before - don’t think so though co mine is 4-5ft tall- I did cut it back hard last year- haven’t noticed under flowers- it’s my favourite plant at the moment- so hope aphids don’t have a lasting effect!

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Di007

snowball and last years sweet william which is flowering again 😍

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sadieberg

Love that snowball bush

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Di007

Thanks @sadieberg I do look fwd to it flowering 😊

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Di007

Gorgeous white compact flowers 💞

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Keely

Wow 💚

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Di007

Love this plant love the way the flowers change from green to white 😍💚💚💚

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sieveheadsarah

This is beautiful and now on my wishlist 😀😍😀

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malada

oh I love it too! ♥

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Di007

It is lovely @sieveheadsarah I gave it a little prune end of last year just to shape it a bit.. Looks a bit more compact now 😊

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Di007

Hi @malada the flowers do last a while it is really lovely 😊

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Di007

Love it when the sun shines on my days off gorgeous day enjoy!! #white 😀🌿

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Di007

😎❤️

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Di007

Lots of balls this year going to be a lovely display 😊🌿

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rachelbrooks

Fab! 👏🏼👏🏼

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brightcolours

#viburnum

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Di007

Perfectly formed 😊

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belindah

Love it

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Di007

These will be gorgeous white pom poms soon 😀

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