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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076

I noticed loads of  little flying insects flying around me when I was watering the patio plants just now. There's no evidence of black or green fly on the plants.

What are they?

Did they bite (feel slightly itchy) me or am I imagining it?

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Might be some little midgey things B3?  

    I spotted a small cluster of flying things hovering around an azalea last week when it was sunny.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076

    I don't think we get midges in London but they certainly behaved like them.

    Bites were imaginary image fortunately

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,259
    B3 says:

    I don't think we get midges in London but they certainly behaved like them.

     I've certainly seen midges in London image  particularly around areas where bark chippings have been used as a mulch, and the weather is warm and damp.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076

    Sounds as if it looks like a midge and behaves like a midge then it is a midge.image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,259

    image 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • I am new to gardening and I have recently faced a similar problem.

    I found this article very helpful http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/top-ten-garden-insect-pests

    Last edited: 01 April 2017 14:00:58

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135
    Kitty 2 says:

    I spotted a small cluster of flying things hovering around an azalea last week when it was sunny.

    See original post

     So did I Kitty - oh no, they were children....image image

    The midge - oh the joy of them. I'm saying nothing  image

    Get that Avon skin so soft gunk, or  one of those net/hoody things B3. The only trouble with the Avon product is that the midges kind of 'adhere' to it. Very attractive image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076

    I've already received this year's bulk delivery of ASSS jollop. I'm ready for all biting blightersimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Ah, the famous Avon jollop Fairy.   I'd forgotten about that image

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076

    Thanks for info melaniaimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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