The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Green1

New Mexico, United States Us

so the ants are up to no good? they are milking aphids so they can consume their excretion?



Yes the ants milk the aphids but it is the aphids to need to get rid of not the ants!

20 Jun, 2010


My hollyhocks' buds are covered with "sticky" ants, but no sign of aphids. So should I just keep an eye out for them in the meantime? Last growing season, the hollyhock leaves had black spots on them--i think they had a disease, not infestation of insects. I'll leave the ants alone. Thank you for your fast response!

20 Jun, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?