My â€˜Major Wheelerâ€™ honeysuckle has a bad case of aphids. It seems that every emerging set of leaves or flower clusters are covered with their gray bodies. I had a little problem with them last year but itâ€™s worse this year and the blooms are being deformed.
Iâ€™ve been smashing them when I can, but that could be an endless chore. Any suggestions for how to control them? I was considering neem oil. Last year I hoped that the predatory insects in my garden would do the job, but it's definitely worse this year.