It appears that at least one of my plants is trolling me. My Camellia appears to have a well ingrained sense of ‘F-you, matey’. Why, I don’t quite hear you asking? Last year my Camellia took a real battering from armoured black aphids (and a severe lack of ladybugs) and it lost a lot of…… Continue reading Being Trolled By My Own Plants
So far this year I have yet to have seen a SINGLE ladybird. So many of my plants have been infested with greenfly, blackfly and aphids. Where are all my knights in dotty, shiny armour? I need my noble Paladins! Help me, Coccinellidae. You’re my only hope! (Yes, I managed to get a Star Wars…… Continue reading Where have all the Ladybugs gone?
So… One of my plants is now at the ‘Last chance Hotel’ stage. It’s a self seed fennel I got when I worked in a park. I’ve had it in a pot for about 4 years and it does sod all. It’s constantly full of aphids and I’m almost done with it. This year I…… Continue reading Last Chance Hotel