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I hope you had a good Christmas and a break from your normal routine - maybe a little extra sleep and a lot of extra time in the garden or greenhouse. I’m enjoying the post-Christmas peace and quiet, and the chance to spot some winter birdlife. At this time of year, I make sure t...
There currently appears to be the largest quantity of ladybird pupae I've ever seen in my garden. I'm not sure whether they are pupae of the standard UK ladybirds or the notorious harlequin, but they are here in force. Just the other day a friend
, then after a minute or two's pause the rear part of the procession dutifully walked around their crushed relatives/friends and carried on their way.We traced them back to the most amazing 'ball' of caterpillars which gradually unfurled to release those
of my veg plot with my feathered friends isn’t always easy. So like most others, I use home-made shelters, cloches and pop-up net covers to keep them off at certain times of year. I always ensure that any netting is super-taut so birds can’t entangle