Friday, 27 May 2011

Pest Of The Week

This is the winner of a new gardening award set up by me. Pest of the week, (monthly, if I am too busy). It is the Mealy Cabbage Aphid, (Brevicoryne brassicae). Obviously it's prize is death. Squirted with full fat Guernsey milk and washing up liquid. (Seeing which one I prefer).

Think there maybe Whitefly in there too. Looks like I disturbed a party.

Planted chives, (Allium schoenoprasum) and Tagetes (Tagetes tenuifolia) nearby to see if companion planting helps, sure it will work better than my poor Dalek impression which I did whilst squirting.


  1. Yuck! The killing season begins. I just found my first vine weevil of the year on a hosta! It pretended to be dead but I wasn't fooled. Oh no! I jumped on it for 2 minutes then cut it's head off to make sure!

  2. Ha, nice one. I think the London Dungeons should have a display on the different ways' plant pest's can be killed. Your method would be the star attraction.