Blackfly adore broad beans and they don't take no for an answer. For the last few weeks I've been squirting the broad beans with soapy water to send the bugs flying, only to have them return within a day, usually with a few friends in tow. Word has got out...
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Seven out of eight UK ladybird species have declined over five years following the arrival of larger alien 'harlequin' ladybirds in 2004. Harlequins out-compete with other ladybirds for prey and habitat, and even eat their native co... Read Post
It's hard not to be charmed by ladybirds. I guess it's a childhood thing but I still feel a frission of excitement when I find one lurking around on the allotment. This week the seven-spots have been out in force, skulking around th... Read Post