The Transplanted Gardener

...thoughts from an American in Sussex

Recent Thoughts

Ladybird and Larvae munching on black bean aphids

The Good Guys...

Early in the season, as plants get going and have lots of soft new growth, the aphids/ black fly/ green fly start to appear. The adults overwinter often in the cracks and crannies of tree bark, for example. When they come out of hibernation (which can be very early) they are, naturally, hungry and they fly to the nearest succulent growth.