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.
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 🙂
This picture says it all….