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Hi! I'm new in here , beare with me ;) do any of you know about an overwiew of insects in the garden, both the good guys and the bad ones? For the gardenplants ofcourse. Eggs, catapilars and adults. So it's possible to identify and  know what to remove and what to  keep. This year eggs unknown to me has apared around my garden, and I hope to prevent to much damage without killing the natural problemsolvers .. I live in Norway,  so I imagen there will be some difference from the UK but also lots of useful information.  Hope you understand my english..


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Hi super line. Yes - if you post some clear photos of the eggs/caterpillars etc, there are people here who are very good at giving an ID, and more importantly, giving advice as to whether they are harmless, or if they could be a problem, and how to solve it.  :)
    If you click on the little icon which looks like a mountain, and follow instructions, you can upload photos. If they don't load, try resizing them to below 1MB, and that should help.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Hallo Super Line, and welcome to the forum.  I can't help with your inquiry but I would like you to know your English is very good indeed, your meaning is perfectly clear.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    I hello and welcome @super-line 😊 

    I can assure you that your English is very clear 👍 

    I tend to leave most insect and invertebrate eggs alone ... with the exception of the tiny yellow ones you find on the back of cabbage, kale and other brassica leaves (I inspect them nearly every day in the summer). These I rub off with my fingers. 

    I also remove slug eggs and snail eggs if I find them ... I put them where the birds will find them, but I don't go looking for them especially. Others I leave for the birds to find ... that approach seems to have created a pretty healthy balance in this garden.

     I don’t  use pesticides 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • super-linesuper-line Posts: 16
    Fairygirl: thanks ! Is there any peticular catagory best for this? josusa47: thank you very much :) Dovefromabove: that 's what I'm aiming for, not adding any thing,  just remove the things my "good guys " cant handle by them self. If I know for sure what's what I can save my self som time and crops later on, I hope.. It's the vegetebals I want to take special care of regarding this, I forgott to make that clear in my post... Aphides are being crushed regulary, they are everywere! Picture is of my purple sprout brassica , is it the same eggs you remove frome your brassica?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    That looks like a butterfly egg but the ones I remove are usually in clusters like these

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • super-linesuper-line Posts: 16
    Thank you,  I will have to look further in to this . Do you know any thing about thees? I think they look similar , on the pictures sedum and hollyhock
  • FireFire Posts: 18,052
    Great pictures.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
     I’m wondering whether the first pic might be of some sort of spider’s eggs ... they usually have a silk sac woven around them and I can see a trace of one there. 

    I certainly wouldn’t harm
    any of them.  There’s only a few of them and they’re not on a food crop ... I’d just watch and wait to see, fascinated. It’s all part of nature and food for someone 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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