Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Zoom In Zoom Out #25

Nearly half-way through the year with Helena's ZIZO meme.  This week I realised that I have an aphid problem in the garden.  Yuk!

Jimjams - ZIZO 25 - Aphids

The ants seem to love 'em ... in fact, it was following the ant trail that led me to discover the scale of the problem!  Not sure who the wasp was after though.

12 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

We've got lots of aphids as well....and the lupins are covered in greenfly!!

marsha said...

yikes about aphids and double yikes since they always attract the ants and wasps.
Try a soapy water spray ...use dish detergent like original Dawn (NOT dishwater detergent) with a little olive oil mixed in.
OR since aphids like yellow, place containers of yellow dyed water nearby to attract and drown them.
We are about to have a tent caterpillar infestation...happens once ever 15-20 years

Melissa said...

Oh, what a bummer . . . but great photos for ZIZO!

Alison said...

Love that wasp pic!.....good luck with the aphids!
Alison xx

Prairie Jill said...

Yuck indeed! But a good pair of ZIZO shots!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Ooh, I hate bugs!
Rinda

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, dear. I hope they don't get the best parts of your fruit! Love your captures.

Lesley G said...

Great photos, hope you sort the little blighters!

helena said...

great shots - ants 'farm' aphids for a sweet something they produce. I was squashing a lot in my garden last month but the rain a few weeks ago seemed to reduce them

Sian said...

Ack! That's a pain. I'm interested in the tip about using yellow water. I wonder would that work

Sandra said...

Same problem here too. Although our apple tree was covered in Lady Birds the other day, I'm hoping they were helping with the problem and not just adding to it lol

alexa said...

Arrgh! Blooming things. I always want to believe that all life has a right to be here, but when it's having a go at other life forms ... What a moral maze you have led me into!