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09/08/2013 at 16:29

The garden I worked in today was teaming with blackfly AND ladybirds  So many and not a harlequin in sight. So happy they have finally put in an appearance. Anyone else noticed they've turned up?

09/08/2013 at 17:24

My garden is teaming with them as we'll.... There was a thread last week saying they hadn't seen any in ages 

09/08/2013 at 20:43

got one or two but not a lot. Other summer insects are really on the go.

09/08/2013 at 20:45

wasps turned up today

10/08/2013 at 08:56

Stacey that must be because you are in the South like me. Hopefully they are on there way to you nut. And yeah fidget they are here too 

10/08/2013 at 09:00

We had a lot in early spring and then we had the cold spell. Since then I've seen 3.

10/08/2013 at 10:27

I am in Suffolk and so far have not seen any ladybirds.  Lots of bees, butterflies, and other insects but no ladybirds.  Send a few my way please


10/08/2013 at 14:14

Sorry Lavender findsies keepsies 

10/08/2013 at 16:19

I'm very close to you, addict, and have not seen any this year.  Plenty of bees and butterflies, but not a single LB

10/08/2013 at 16:28

Oh  Bang goes that theory then.

10/08/2013 at 22:23

I've seen one and that's it so far this year 

10/08/2013 at 23:45

Same tally as Paula.

16/08/2013 at 07:45

No LB but i have never seen so many butterflys and bees in my garden and allotment have loads of nice plants for them, so what do you do to have LBs.? It seems that the SEast is all the same. 


16/08/2013 at 09:03

Here in south Essex there haven't been any ladybirds in my garden until I spotted one this week. Loads of hoverflies though and I'm even having to love the wasps as they at least also do the job of the pollinator. My husband has been stung a couple of times though.

The bees have been funny to watch as they have been buzzing around my hyacinth, getting drunk on its nectar and coated in pollen. It only takes one flower for them to change colour to a dusky yellow - very cute.

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