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03/08/2013 at 15:01
no ladybirds in our garden near Bognor Regis, West Sussex... we need them... where have they all got to?
03/08/2013 at 15:05

The cold spring with a few warm spells has knocked them back - they came out of hibernation, but there was nothing for them to feed on, so many died.

03/08/2013 at 16:19

Come to think of it , we havent seen any ladybirds either----but have plenty of butterflies & bees---no shortage here.

 

04/08/2013 at 11:37

Have only seen one on my allotment feasting on the blackfly on the runnerbeans. Im not for from you Sprecks, just along the coast in Worthing

04/08/2013 at 14:26

You can have some of mine they are everywhere!!!! Swarms of them in Berkshire!!

04/08/2013 at 16:27

oooh send some here too.  Not a black spot anywhere, i miss the little critters really I do.  I think a saw a lavea the other day but not quite sure.  But have had loads of bees and butterflies, mostly large and small whites.

05/08/2013 at 11:30

Same as Cherry say, i have not seen any in cheshire yet. lots of bees and butterlies though.

11/08/2013 at 11:08

I have a huge lavender in my back garden which is covered in bees. Its a bit near the washing line so have to be careful getting the washing in especially as im allergic to bee stings. So far no mishaps this year. Have only seen a few wasps and they are on the allotment.

11/08/2013 at 11:54

Here in E Suffolk I saw 1 ladybird a couple of days ago........!  Lots of large and small whites and peacocks on my lavenders and buddleis though, and a fair number of bees.  No wasps....

11/08/2013 at 11:58

Have finally seen some blue butterflies, common blues. For years I thought these were Holly Blues, I thought common blues were bigger than that.

16/08/2013 at 12:16

More ladybirds on the allotment mostly on the apple trees so hopefully they are just late in appearing.

16/08/2013 at 13:28

We had loads last year but have only seen two over the last few days, however have not got any aphids for them to eat so perhaps thats why?

16/08/2013 at 13:37

Still no ladybirds here in Derbyshire - have seen two only. One (a yellow one) was trotting about on my car bonnet and the other (red) was traipsing up my window.

Where have they all gone?

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