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Good Bugs

July 10, 2015

When cropping the broad beans a huge number of these insects were crawling over the black fly…


Several hitched a lift home and to our amazement they metamorphosed into ladybirds a few days later …


There’s some good planting in the lane that runs the length of the terrace at the back of the house but we need to be vigilant to stop the council spraying these self-seeded lovelies.  Erigeron karvinskianus is looking great and has increased every year appearing in the smallest of gaps …


And a patio rose R.Carpet Pink planted in a patch of soil has climbed and rambled through wires and is brightening up a breeze block wall in full view through the kitchen window…


It was the perfect colour for these sweet little bud vases…DSCN4895

As were these Welsh poppies in another pair …






3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2015 10:46 am

    Love the bud vases. I’ve spotted so many of the ladybird larvae this year. Just as well as black fly has been a big problem. Fantastic to see them morph into the ladybird.

  2. July 17, 2015 10:53 am

    Yes it was thrilling to watch especially since I worried about them before they became friendly, helpful ladybirds.

  3. July 20, 2015 4:11 pm

    Oh that second photo is extraordinary! I’ve seen ladybirds in various stages of evolving but never the actual process. There’s loads in the garden here but I wish they’d arrive on the scene a bit sooner! Love that erigeron, I have seeds that I’m going to be chucking around here, I always think it looks so pretty.

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