Last summer was very dry...so far this year we have only received around 125mm not nearly half our yearly average of around 360mm...and it's nearly November!
Needless to say most of the perennial plants here are rather stressed!
Some of the fruit trees are under attack from a black aphid and I was tempted to spray with something...I did.
I sprayed them all with a diluted liquid seaweed mixture. That should help the trees build up their immune systems.
As for the Aphids....
Along with these tiny wasps I think they will have the place clear by the weekend judging by how many there are out in the garden.
Another hint from Grammy is that Nasturtiums will attract aphids away from wanted crops to allow for a soap spray to be used!
I'll remember that for later in the season when the Nasturtiums are flowering!