Definately ladybird larvae. The same ones were on my uncles mock orange. They are at the half way stage. Soon they will become adult ladybirds.
Hello Heather welcome to the site, I'm fairly new as well and still learning. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful.
Veronica purple sensation, Lucifer and the sea hollies are looking pretty good at the moment. Geum Totally Tangerine still flowering its little socks off.
Talking of caterpillars, I've had some on purple toadflax this year, yellow with black and grey running down the side. Is there caterpillar that likes toadflax. Anyone have any ideas?
Good morning to you all enjoy your day whatever the weather.
If you try a hebe go for Midsummer Beauty or Great Orme. Great Orme also attracts a variety of butterflies and hoverflies. I have had a large variety often mistaken for a hornet. At the moment the bees and butterflies are enjoying the sea hollies, echinops (globe thistle)
Dry at the moment and a bit cloudy in Havering, at least the wind has dropped.
Wintersong..have you come up with any ideas for under your honeysuckle..you could try periwinkles, they love semi shade and are evergreen...downside they can spread a bit but come in pretty shades of blue and white.
I tend to go for pastel colours with splashes of orange and purple. I have an oriental poppy which is an orangey red and purple toadflax. I do have one deep pink single peony with a yellow centre (which has normally flowered by now) the bees and hover flies just love them.
Definitely showing my age they don't make children's program's like they used to