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By Margp

United Kingdom

My Thyme plants are covered in blue bottl flies. I had the same problem last year. Should I dig them out? As I think the thyme is attracting them



Welcome to GoY.
The thyme is attracting them. But only you can decide if you want to dig them out. Do the flies then come in the house? Do you find birds feeding on them? Are the thyme there for culinary use? Lots of things to consider before you decide.

26 Jul, 2023


You could always spread a bit of fine netting or fleece over them to keep the flies off. After all you wouldn't care for using any using herbs that bluebottles had tramped about on with their dirty feet.

26 Jul, 2023

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