Friday 11 June 2021

Day 11 - insect life

 Tish will regularly come around the garden with me and admire all the new growth and new blooms. We spotted some dreaded aphids the other day, for which the most eco-conscious solution is ladybirds. We don't seem to have any ladybirds, so I sent off for some. These are ladybird nymphs that will crawl out of little paper bags and munch on the aphids ... hopefully.

She also spotted this curious little chrysalis on the buddleia... we will try and see what emerges:
Then in searching for places to put the ladybird nymphs I noticed ants doing curious stuff on the dogwood, apparently they are milking the aphids:
Stay safe. Be kind. Love the bugs.

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