Rob Stevens wrote (see)
@wintersong, I have no apples forming here either. I thought it was probably because the blossom got blown off so quickly?
I think you could be right there Rob as I have no Pears or Plums as they were blown to bits early in the year
Ladybirds & butterflies must have packed up and moved to Leeds, loads of everything up here in our local woods and lots of ladybirds and bees in the garden too ??????
I did yesterday catch a glimpse of 2 small brown butterflies probably of the Fritillary family but as it's wings were closed I cant say which one it was so was hopefull that there could be more on the way but I think now that this horrid weather has put paid to that
Its much the same in Clogherhead North Leinster ROI
I think that their apparent absence is mainly due to the poor weather. We had a nice day on Thursday, and there were both butterflies and ladybirds about.
A ladybird actually settled on my hand while I was in the garden. I walked back to the house to get my camera, with the ladybird still walking about on my hand, and then back outside to take this snap (which I manged to take using one hand)...