‘I have checked my garden bed and all other pots and no sign of them, thank god!’
While fellow Facebook followers debated whether the maggots were dangerous - or indeed whether they were maggots or worms - Hayley said she wasn’t taking any chances.
Adds Hayley: ‘I wasn't sure so I googled and apparently they damage the roots of the plant because they eat them!’
Her decision was applauded by some of the other Discovery Garden fans.
Said one: ‘I wouldn’t want maggots either, no matter where they are. I’d be grossed out too. Yuck!’
Another follower issued a warning to fellow gardeners to keep an eye out for maggot warning signs.
She writes: ‘Maggots tend to only hatch in or around rotting food/carcasses.
‘You were probably looking at fungas gnat larvae. And they will definitely damage your plants roots.
‘Be sure to inspect your other plants as well as your bags of soil. The first sign is tiny little black "flies" that look like tiny, tiny mosquitoes flying in and out of your plants/soil.’