The garden I worked in today was teaming with blackfly AND ladybirds image So many and not a harlequin in sight. So happy they have finally put in an appearance. Anyone else noticed they've turned up?



  • My garden is teaming with them as we'll.... There was a thread last week saying they hadn't seen any in ages 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,915

    got one or two but not a lot. Other summer insects are really on the go.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,041

    wasps turned up today

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Stacey that must be because you are in the South like me. Hopefully they are on there way to you nut. And yeah fidget they are here too image

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    We had a lot in early spring and then we had the cold spell. Since then I've seen 3.image

  • I am in Suffolk and so far have not seen any ladybirds.  Lots of bees, butterflies, and other insects but no ladybirds.  Send a few my way please image


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Sorry Lavender findsies keepsies image

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,486

    I'm very close to you, addict, and have not seen any this year.  Plenty of bees and butterflies, but not a single LBimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Oh image Bang goes that theory then.

  • XX Posts: 707

    I've seen one and that's it so far this year image

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