Aphid infestation on rose bud, time-lapse

June 30, 2009

Aphids are attracted to the tender new growth. Here is a time-lapse of rose leaf bud growing and as it does becomes infested with aphids.

At the end of the sequence, one of the natural aphid preditors the hoverfly larva comes in and eats most if not all of the aphids.

This shows just how efficient hoverfly larvae are at controlling aphids.

The sequence was filmed over a period of 24 hrs.

filmed for my website http://www.rightplants4me.co.uk

Advertisements

New Robert Mattock rose – time-lapse

June 23, 2009

Here is a time-lapse of a new variety of rose by Robert Mattock.

It’s so new it’s not been named yet.