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Is there any sign that the Lily beetles are finding their way to the lillies by smell? I wondered if it might be worth-while crushing up something that smells a bit bad and spraying them with that - Garlic or Euphorbia perhaps, but I'm not sure what
, seem to be around in remarkably similar numbers. In my garden it's business as usual: lily beetles have been feasting on my lilies, while scale insects appear to have increased in number.But where are the aphids? We’re now into mid-July and I
in the garden, providing food and shelter for huge numbers of invertebrates including wood-boring beetles, solitary bees and woodlice. It can come in many forms: a tree stump left to rot into itself can provide a rot hole for the larvae of Eristalis hoverflies
There's a spider the size of a gardening glove in my compost bin. It obviously gets a good living in there, feeding on the flies, woodlice, beetles and earwigs, the remains of which can be vaguely guessed in its untidy sheet of a web. I wouldn
A member of the beetle family Curculionidae. Weevils are small in size, with an elongated head, and can cause serious damage to fruits, nuts, trees, etc.
Click beetle larvae that live in the soil. They're a pest that attacks the roots of many crops, including tubers and bulbs.
these be? can anyone help Spiders eat insects as a rule and may be preying on whatever is eating your buds so be careful what you squash It could well be lily beetles, or their larvae, causing the damage. Spiders don't eat plants, so they're not too blame
, hedgehogs, beetles and other pest-eating wildlifeWatch out for red lily beetle on the tips and leaves of lilies. Squash any you find, or spray with a suitable pesticide
BBC Gardeners' World blog on asparagus beetles, by Richard Jones
pest called viburnum leaf beetle which has recently arrived from the continent, I think. The larvae hatch in May and start eating leaves. Spray in May with a chemical bug killer to kill larvae while young and cut off and burn affected leaves