Names - well, names may be clearer for predators have bagged some good ones . . .
Encarsia - will deal with white fly
Phytoseiulus - with spider mite
Cryptolaemus - with mealy bugs.
(I'd rather be called 'Cryptolaemus' than 'Mealy Bug'!)
Sue says she's got aphid parasites for greenfly too.
If she'd like, I can supply her with some.
Last night, at three in the morning, I woke myself up singing 'Beatus Vir'.
If you'd like some Hypoaspis mites to kill your fungus gnats (whatever they are) Sue will sell them to you. (Or, if you'd rather, you can bump them off (the fungus gnats) with Nemasys Sciarid Fly killer.) (She can supply that too.)
(Charming relatives I've got! Fungus gnats only have to hear her voice and they start Tremensing violently and you can hear them Fremeting from as far away as Lisbon.)
or go to her website at
There, a real advert!
P.S. I think VP will be testing the Nemasys Grow your Own throughout the growing season and will be reviewing it on her blog.
P.P.S. To readers outside Britain and possibly parts of Europe . . . um . . . exporting doesn't stretch to other continents. (I think it's because the seats in passport photo-booths don't wind up high enough and nematodes can't easily get their faces level with the camera.)
If this were a real advert in the 1960s, there'd be a little jingle here, and we'd all sing something like 'Be Wise, Buy Biowise' and grin cheesily. Then a happy little ladybird would toddle into view and say
'Ladybirds - and Bumblebees Too!'