Harlequin ladybirds, Harmonia axyridis, were originally introduced to Europe to control pests like aphids and scale insects. However, they have now become established in the UK, and are often found in large congregations around windows, in winter. Watch this short video for expert advice from entomologist Richard ‘Bugman’ Jones on what you can do about them.
This evergreen will bring a hint of festive cheer to your home, producing an abundance of colourful red berries, which contrast beautifully with the deep green foliage. Supplied in pretty zinc pots with gift labels, ideal for Christmas displays.