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My leeks are suffering from an attack of reddish/brown beetles 3mmx1mm give or take, they tunnel into the top one or two layers working downwards, if I remove these layers the leeks are perfectly viable and very tasty. I have gone through my
As a 'Retired' Nurse & D.I.Y. Fan the Illustrated use of a Stanley Knife to cut these holes is HIGHLY DANGEROUS!! Use a Plumbers 'Holecutter' on your Drill, Fill Bucket with Sand. Save spending time in A.& E. studying 'Suture Technique'!! [Hole-cutters are in Pound Shops or Marke...
Beats the pigeon and a mangy cat I had in my garden. But do they have bluebells, birch trees and russet apples? It all sounds lovely.I am glad we don't get snails that size here,the big black slugs with the orange underbelly are enough of a problem in my garden at the moment. Rep...
Hi, Can anybody advise on a beetle I've just noticed on my lavender? It's the same shape as a ladybird bit it's bronze. On each wing case it has three or four pale orange stripes from head to tail which you have to get up close to see. Squish
Hi, I discovered this grey/white beetle today crawling on the top of the soil which has Strawberries and Pine-berries planted in the terracotta pot . Is this a good beetle/weevil or bad? Regards Keith Weevil. The fear is vine weevil but I
Hi , I have an infestation of (I've just found out the name) Cinara Picea on my spruce tree they are multiplying by the day. They look like very small beetles but are in fact Aphids . Has anybody any ideas on the best way to get rid of them ,they
. But the damp soil takes its toll on our woodwork.After comments on the last blog, I thought it might be useful to post a photograph of a real wireworm (above). Wireworms are the tough leathery larvae of click beetles, slim, smooth brown beetles that snap
The plot is abuzz with wildlife, including ladybirds, lacewings, bumblebees and ground beetles. They're all marvellous for my crops; bees increase my yields by pollinating flowers, and ladybirds and lacewings eat a lot of aphids. As well
pot just outside the front door had been nibbled. We get lily beetles occasionally but when I bent down to pick up this red insect it turned out to be a striking black and red plant bug and not a beetle at all (see pic). Corizus hyoscyami doesn't have
them is immense; they're such magical creatures.Known in Latin as Lampyris noctiluca (noctiluca meaning 'night light'), this charming glowing critter is not actually a worm, but a female beetle. She produces the yellowy-green light from the end of her