It seems an age ago that the aphids were attacking my newly sprouted garlic chives. Now as autumn makes its long anticipated appearance in the temperate areas of Australia, the black aphids are back. This time they are attacking a beautiful succulent that my friend gave me last year. The ants are milking the aphids for honeydew. It is a good system.
How is your foraging going? My adult children, used to popping down to the shop for a feed, are struggling with the new movement restrictions brought about by Covid-19. One son in particular, is fading away. Fortunately, we still have an income which is more than can be said for many. If only we could buy eggs and flour. Fortunately, my friend has given me some of her surplus veggie seeds (these too are sold out), so we will try to establish a winter garden. You have to admire those people who are relatively self-sufficient and live off the land. However, it must be a full-time job — just ask this worker ant.