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Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 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!

 

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

 Shame...

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:50

I love them Tracey. 

Also have a New Zealand tough evergreen called astelia, which has bronze/purple sword shaped leaves, tinged with silver- lovely next to my narcissus at the moment!

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:34

Blimey Edd!

i didn't think it was even available for ordinary folk to buy.

unless you know otherwise!

 

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:33

Sorry bad typo!

obviously meant SHOT 

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 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!

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:26

You're most welcome 

Lots of evergreens are good, particularly with bulbs underplanted. All year round colour!

 

Is this a gonna or can anyone help with advise, think its leylandii or conifier

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:23

It's almost Spring Paul, so I'd say wait and see what happens. Looks pretty kaput to me, but you never know!

 

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:18

Cotinus, not continues!!! Flippin' predictive text 

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:16

Definitely a yellow-leaved Mexican orange blossom, as others have said. White scented flowers a bonus.

Some euphorbias are yellowish too, as are variegated aucubas.

Dark purples work well next to yellow as well. Pittosphorum Tom Thumb is a good one. Black sambucus if you have space. Or a gorgeous purple smoke bush continues.

Underplant with yellow narcissus, primroses, then sterbergia autumn crocus and winter aconite bulbs (also yellow!)

Could also try some purple palm type plants like cordylines and  phormium, which add structure to a border.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

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Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Plant. ID please!

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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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Never flowered... 
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How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Do they usually flower? 
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