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Scarlet beetles (6mm - 8mm long) with black heads eat the leaves, flowers and seedpods of lilies and other members of the lily family. Don't mistake them for ladybirds. Between April and September the beetles lay eggs on the undersides of leaves
While enjoying the Spring like warmth and quietly enjoying the flowers, what did i see but a Lily beetle strutting it,s stuff on my snowdrops!!! I can,t believe it.In best Victor Meldrew voice.
I am planning my garden for the season.In the previous two seasons my garden has been plagued by lily beetle,my crown imperials were attacked and all my lilys.I have read that spraying sunflower oil on plants will help.Does anybody have any advise
I need some advice before I have just soggy stalks in place of my regale lilies! I have never had as much trouble as I have this year from this beetle (and such a pretty thing too!!) And, I presume its the larvae? Slug like in looks and feel
Goodness me , the dreaded Lily beetle along with all the other things that attack our lovely plants, well if you water the plants with vine weeval killer it does help to protect them also against Lily beetles, killing two pests for the price of one
guillotining slugs with my secateurs It is a quick death no? Wintersong, that is exactly what I do to slugs to! I refuse to feel guilty, I would feel bad when I'd be using the pellets though. Lily beetles are crushed with whatever I can find - I really love my
faded completely. Almost every pot had a pair of red lily beetles mating at the top of the highest lilly shoot! It looks like it's time for all the lily-lovers here to start inspecting them for these damaging pests. I'm tempted to spray with a systemic
could you tell me the best way to get rid of lily beetles.and if they come from the bulbs,i had some lilys that have just finised so i was turning the soil over and found them in the soil You will never completely eradicate this pest- as you
I've had some magnificent lily bulbs in a raised bed but the last two years they have been infected by lily beetles despite me checking them daily, squashing any I found and trying to get rid of the slimy larva. I took them out and have the bulbs
how do I get rid of these beautiful pests.sprayed and squashed them but they keep re-appearing munching on my lilies. Sorry, but there is no good news here. It is a continuous, daily battle!