Tag Archives: Ladybird

August last of the potatoes and onions

The last of the potatoes:
and some small onions which are the best of a disappointing crop:

Also, is this another ladybird or a beetle of some kind:

Either way, it is welcome if it keeps the aphids off the beans. The runner beans are still looking good, more have been eaten by the wife and a visitor without me seeing them. So there’s only tiny beans growing left, but a lot of them, so fingers crossed they mature nicely and we get overrun.

Another sighting, let’s hope she eats the black aphids

From time to time the black aphids come back in thousands upon thousands. I spotted this harlequin ladybird on the runner beans, could be the same one I spotted elsewhere in the garden, who knows:

Let’s hope she eats some of them for me. Still no sightings of native ladybirds.

I spotted a few caterpillars on the broccoli, I’ve given them new homes in the weeds 🙂

Finding new homes for new friends

This picture says it all….