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Wasp Feeding Frenzy!

Dear Gardeners,

My mum gave me a cutting of a little tree she had, we are unsure of what it is.  Anyway we grew it patiently planted it out early last year and its doing well....However, I have just noticed that my lovely new tree is covered in big black aphids (biggest I have ever seen!) and their sticky butts have then attracted the wasps, and they are getting very numerous (see below pics).

Im not to worried about letting the wasps get on with it, but I don't want things to get too out of control.  I have a Jack Russell that likes to chase wasps and house 

flies for some reason (bees are safe) so as you can imagine its getting pretty hectic here.

So.....should I live with them and see what happens.....or do something to stop the swarm?

Any advice would be great, or if someone else has seen this before I would like to know the outcome image

Many thanks image








  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,586

    You can blast the blackfly with a strong jet of hosepipe water. No more blackfly, no more wasps. Autumn on the way. End of problems.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • PlinkyPlinky Posts: 3

    Thanks pansyface, going to get the hosepipe out now stand well back and go full blast, woooo hooo!!

    Why didn't I think of that image

    Much appreciated

  • PlinkyPlinky Posts: 3

    OK, a few got blasted off, ill keep on top of it now- seemed to happen over night!

    Thanks again image

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