Around this time every year, I notice my roses and other plants are struggling and not at all lush in growth as they should be. Closer inspection always shows an army of aphids that has moved in, intent on destroying my plants.
I do have a new Second-in-Command this year.
He is very hands on.
Very careful and diligent.
and unafraid to send his men into enemy territory. He shouts one thing as his army marches to do his bidding:
Persians Aphids high! For unless I miss my guess, we're in for one wild night."
Sorry, couldn't resist