A record of visitors to Marsh Lane Allotments in Hungerford - some good; some not so welcome!
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Discovered today that greenfly love fennel - oh dear, here they come! Also known as aphids they are prolific - they can be born pregnant so you can imagine how quickly they can spread!
There aren't very many yet and I'm hoping that some friendly ladybirds, lacewings or hoverflies will sort out the problem soon so that I get to eat some of my fennel too! I'd been blaming slugs for chopping them down at the stem and then I found the little monsters in a curled up leaf :-(