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06/03/2014 at 14:32

Just been browsing the Green Gardener catalogue that was posted through my door earlier 

Really like the sound of buying ladybird larvae, which apparently feed off aphids and can bio control them in a garden. Ladybirds also do the same and can also be bought live in tubes 

My question is, won't the ladybirds just fly off the second I release them and do the larvae really manage to seek out aphids around the garden, irrespective of where they're released?

curious if anyone else has given these a shit.

Very tempted by ladybird hotel as well. OH thinks I'm mad!

06/03/2014 at 14:33

Sorry bad typo!

obviously meant SHOT 

06/03/2014 at 14:35

*Snigger* (sorry)

I can't see how buying in Ladybirds would work unless you kept them in the greenhouse. Surely they "fly away home" ?

06/03/2014 at 14:36

Well, if you've got lots of aphids for them to feed on they'll probably be happy and stay around and breed more ladybirds - but if you haven't got the aphids they'll probably go looking for some.

06/03/2014 at 14:52

Good point 

Think I got a bit carried away with the idea of a ladybird mansion, then tried to justify buying some larvae!

 

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