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punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 12,021

I have just found my first lilly beetles of the year on my fritillaries. So be on the look out and happy squashing

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    I'd better check mine tomorrow. 

    Until about 5 years ago I'd never seen one. 

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Alive and kicking in my gardenimage

  • Saw my first ones last week on lillies and fritillaria - yeeuch!

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,213

    Growing lilies for the first time this year ..... I'm waiting for the inevitable onslaughtimage

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • Had a look out today but couldn't see any. Mind you not all my Lilies have sprouted yet.

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  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    Four this week image

    Pam LL x

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    My first last week on my Ceanothus, interestingly enough, I had discarded a pile of compost under the Ceanothus that had been used to pot my lilies.It had a few rotten lily scales in it.image

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    indeed, get the tea strainer out, we have also found a few - why can't they take a hint - better yet, how can we teah some of the birds that they are delicious to eat?  Mind, it is is possible that they are not, that colour doesn't usually occur on anything that tastes good to something!

  • Yes have found them on my frittilarias. Its quite satisfying to sqush the little [email protected]@##

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