How to Maintain Hedges: DEALING WITH APHIDS (Part I)

Aphids, those tiny black, green, yellow, pink, white or mottled sap-suckers, are among the most widespread of garden pests, so even if you do not have a Common or Purple Copper Beech or Hornbeam hedge(among the few hedging plants that can play host to this pest), the following advice will be applicable elsewhere in your garden… Let’s face it – is there a garden anywhere that doesn’t play host to at least one of the 500+ species of British aphids at some time or another…
Most Susceptible
Aphids are attracted to most plants  almond, apple, aubergine, beans, bilberry, blackberry, blueberry, brassicas, cherry, Common Beech courgette, cucumber, black, red and white currants, dahlias, gooseberry, hazel, herbs, Hornbeam, lettuce, pear, peas, peppers, plum, Purple Copper Beech, raspberry, strawberry, tomatoes, tulips, sweet peas, walnut etc. etc.
In our next post, we’ll get to the business end and look at how they may be combatted…