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Gardening in Fuerteventura
#91
Referring back to posts #27 and #28, a yellow Datura has sprung to life in a pot and started blooming. To be honest I thought this one had given up the ghost to red spider mite, so a pleasant surprise.

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Looking around the garden today it is noticeable how many plants/shrubs are putting out new growth - it's like we get a second 'spring' when the extreme summer heat eases. It also encourages a re-emergence of the bugs: ants, cochinilla, green (and other colour) fly and scale are all on the increase again.
If anyone growing milkweed has been bothered by a bright yellow/orange fly (like green/black fly) I've discovered it is Oleander Fly. The only way to control it that won't harm your caterpillars is by squashing them by hand - be warned, they stain! Be careful that it is this bug and not butterfly eggs you're squashing!
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#92
Thanks Tamara,

I have a new Angels Trumpet but not as mature as yours.

Thanks for the warning about the bugs on the milkweed too. I saw some in the stalks a while back. 

My new milkweed seedlings are doing well. Both types. Need potting on. May have few to spare in a couple of weeks.
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[Image: ro0rONi.jpg] Oleander bug in the Milkweed.

[Image: mbXRoBs.jpg] One of the milkweeds is recovering rapidly and back in bloom.

[Image: tM57SRd.jpg] A batch of some sort of eggs - have to wait and see what they are.

[Image: ZE2PMMI.jpg] and a crop of fungi!
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