There is a small hard black "flea" looking thing on the flowers too. I am now reluctant to bring in vases of flowers and today I gently hosed the sweet pea bunch after I picked them to rinse the things off!
I welcome the sight of swallows swooping round the house catching the insects, though sometimes the "screeching" they do as a group is a bit unnerving.
The insects have put me off our big task of the week. I do about 15 mins then wander off to weed the veg and cool off. This picture will show you a bit of what we are doing.
Some where under this honeysuckle and montana clematis is an old garage which needs to be replaced. We waited ages for the birds to finish nesting and for the clematis to finish flowering but we could not wait any longer for the bees to have the honeysuckle flowers! Its hot and lots of bugs fly out!
We are hoping to put up something to provide dry storage for big items over the winter. We are looking at various designs and suppliers but have not yet found the ideal style with a good quality construction that we can afford. Neighbour rated a company up in Lincolnshire which we may pop up to look at in the next couple of days as the weather is supposed to be inclement for a while.
Meanwhile back to the veg glut - courgettes! Trying everything from soup to stews and stir frys.