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I found a 'reversed' lady bird on my back door step yesterday... black with two red spots (or maybe they were white, can't remember now)... where does this belong - native / abroad? i have about 5 asia ladybirds in my house recently trying
If you live near Wimbourne, Dorset, its worth going to Kingston Lacy (NT) to see carpets of snowdrops, by the paths and in the woods. It`s marvellous. Hellebores are out but not many of them. In early autumn 2007 I saw thousands of these ladybirds
reason for donning those marigolds and getting out the feather duster!!Will get back to you..... As this species originated in Siberia amongst other places, I doubt it is the cold alone that is killing them. I have exactly the same problem of ladybirds
.I haven't found any Ladybird pupae in the garden.Oldchippy. @alittlesliceofeden - yes, I think we do need to accept change. But interesting that our native parasitoids are targeting the harlequins as well. Nature always adapts.@oldchippy - I hope
Feel like a child again!! Last year much to the amusement of friends and neighbours I purchased a batch of cute little lady birds from the Green Gardener website. They arrived in time and with the grandkids, we placed them stratigcally around the garden.... with shouts of they wi...
on my allotment at newtowncross Drogheda
I bought one of these a couple of years ago at Great Dixter, it looked lovely in my garden but sadly it didn't self-seed so I haven't had any since. I bought one a couple of years ago at Great Dixter but sadly it didn't self seed so I haven't had any since. I have to agree though...
I havent seen one Ladybird this year!!!! I go to all the trouble of building a Ladybird Mansion in my greenhouse and NO ladybirds...I look like a mad lady scouring the hedgerows to see if i can find any...one the other hand the Cabbage whites
Oh dear that didn't work!?! My question was this:Has anyone sown scarlet flax, ladybird poppies or cornflowers in trays and then transplanted them? The instructions say to sow directly outside but I'm reluctant as I would like to give spare plants