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no ladybirds in our garden near Bognor Regis, West Sussex... we need them... where have they all got to?


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    The cold spring with a few warm spells has knocked them back - they came out of hibernation, but there was nothing for them to feed on, so many died.

  • Cherry3Cherry3 Posts: 35

    Come to think of it , we havent seen any ladybirds either----but have plenty of butterflies & bees---no shortage here.


  • Have only seen one on my allotment feasting on the blackfly on the runnerbeans. Im not for from you Sprecks, just along the coast in Worthing

  • You can have some of mine they are everywhere!!!! Swarms of them in Berkshire!!

  • oooh send some here too.  Not a black spot anywhere, i miss the little critters really I do.  I think a saw a lavea the other day but not quite sure.  But have had loads of bees and butterflies, mostly large and small whites.

  • DiddydoitDiddydoit Posts: 801

    Same as Cherry say, i have not seen any in cheshire yet. lots of bees and butterlies though.

  • I have a huge lavender in my back garden which is covered in bees. Its a bit near the washing line so have to be careful getting the washing in especially as im allergic to bee stings. So far no mishaps this year. Have only seen a few wasps and they are on the allotment.

  • Holly010Holly010 Posts: 36

    Here in E Suffolk I saw 1 ladybird a couple of days ago........!  Lots of large and small whites and peacocks on my lavenders and buddleis though, and a fair number of bees.  No wasps....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    Have finally seen some blue butterflies, common blues. For years I thought these were Holly Blues, I thought common blues were bigger than that.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • More ladybirds on the allotment mostly on the apple trees so hopefully they are just late in appearing.

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