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Abutilon Kentish Belle


By Amy2

Abutilon      Kentish Belle

Goodness look at the bugs , they didn't show when I took the photo

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Aphids do adore the Abutilon don't they. I grew this in my first garden and I remember a friend saying "that plant is a garden in one" She was amazed by it. Too cold here, but it is a lovely one to grow. :)

22 Apr, 2020


My variegated Abutilon took a big hit last winter, still hanging on but......not the hardiest of varieties.

22 Apr, 2020


I don't like using spray but had to do it today it was being eaten alive .

23 Apr, 2020


I had exactly the same happen to me, Amy! I took a photo of some Dutch Irises sprouting in a pot & when I saw the picture on the computer I also saw the aphids! I hadn't noticed them before! I immediately went out & squashed them all! Now I check them most days & have had to remove a few most days!

I do the same with a bush Fuchsia & a miniature rose!

29 Apr, 2020


The camera doesn't lie David it has a much better eye than I have ... I'm glad you zapped your nasty aphids before they did any damage ...

30 Apr, 2020


You are quite right, Amy, the camera doesn't lie & on more than one occasion I've seen things in my photos on the computer that I hadn't noticed with my own eyes! Obviously you can blow the photos up to 10x the size of what it took so anything suspicious can be zoomed in on & any necessary actions then taken!

1 May, 2020

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