Yesterday evening, we were early for my daughter’s piano lesson, so we took a short walk at the beginning of Meanwood Valley.
I was shattered by the time we got home and just wanted to plonk myself in bed. However, the goji berry bush near the backdoor had got itself a covering of aphids while we were away. So, out came the neem oil in the hope of getting rid of them before they destroyed the plant.
So far, the apple tree seems unscathed, apart from one bunch of leaves, which I must have missed last time. I also saw a few aphids hanging round the crab apple tree, so I sprayed that for good measure, too.
The aforementioned was playing host to what I think is a green shield bug, however. Not sure if it is a threat but it is a new species for me.