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Paperwhite Narcissus - flies

I bought some paper white narcissus bulbs just before Christmas and planted them in pots indoors using multi purpose compost.  They started growing well but I've just noticed the plants and pots are covered in what looks like tiny little flies.  I've put them straight outside as I don't want the flies getting into anything else!  I was wondering whether the flies have come from the bulbs or perhaps the compost?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,027

    Probably  compost flies. Give them a quick squirt with flykiller. Spray the compost rather than the plants.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Thanks, I'll give it a go!

  • Just seen this - I also had the same problem last year, was thinking of trying them in a large vase with pebbles this year

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