Green fly - everywhere!
We have had a recent infestation of greenfly jn our garden. It started in one border and has spread everywhere, to all pots, cuttings, seedlings, borders...everywhere!
We have tried to combat this with giving a good spray every few days of soapy water, and it has worked very effectively. However, all we need is a busy week in which we dont spray as regularly and the green fly take over again and it is as if we have never touched them.
What i want to know is, are they causing any real problems to my plants and gardens? should we continue to try and stay on top of the spraying or is there another more effective way to get rid (considering that all of our neighbours also have this problem and none of them are spraying and tackling...)? I have been hoping that once it gets really cold in winter (which it certainly will do where we are in Scotland), are they likely to die back then and we can start afresh next spring - or are they here to stay and we are fighting a losing battle?
(Also, the only edibles I am growing at the moment are spinach, rocket and strawberries but hope to put in a veggie patch next year).
ANY advice or words of wisdom are MUCH appreciated!