@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 😂 😂
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.
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? 😢 😡 😔
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 🙈
@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 🤔
@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!