Macro Monday: Aphids

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Monday 01 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

This weeks entry for Macro Monday is all about those little things in life, namely aphids… Much of inner garden was affected recently, particularly the apple trees, pear, sour cherry, quince, pomegranate and even mulberry.


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This year I was forced to spray a fair number of the smaller trees. When talking forty plus trees affected, needs must – the wonky weather takes its toll once again. However, when it’s just some pepper plants or aubergines affected, or the odd tree or two, then we’ll usually make up our own spray from water, arabic detergent (real soap), olive oil, and garlic – the critters either slide off from the oil and soap, or jump off due to the pungent garlic! 

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This underleaf shot shows them at various life-stages too!

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Hope you all enjoy it – well, sort of!

SPIKE

11 thoughts on “Macro Monday: Aphids

  1. Ladybuggz says:

    YUCK!!! they are trouble, you need Ladybuggz!!!

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  2. ssgt leslie says:

    Do you use commercial or home based bug spray?

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  3. dayphoto says:

    Nasty bugs…they are eating up our alfalfa fields as I write. We are trying to decided what to do…spray…it also kills good bugs…loose the crop. I think we will first cut the field, which will scatter the good bugs (and the bad), then spray and hope we saved enough good bugs to last the summer.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

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  4. fredrieka says:

    Bad boys

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  5. I can admire the photography, but not the black aphids! 🙂 Green aphids are bad enough, but somehow the black ones are worse.

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  6. I hate the little blighters .. Go get ’em!

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  7. vannillarock says:

    Here’s hoping you come out on top!

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  8. Yvonne says:

    There sure are a lot of critters forced to share the earth with us weird humans!

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