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.
Forming beautiful rosette patterns, this colourful collection of sempervivums (houseleeks) is a must-have for any garden. Native to alpine regions, they're tolerant to extreme temperatures and drought.