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 Posts: 24,054

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

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,106

    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

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    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: 7,109

    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

  • kAY 5kAY 5 Posts: 5

    No LB but i have never seen so many butterflys and bees in my garden and allotment have loads of nice plants for them, so what do you do to have LBs.? It seems that the SEast is all the same. 


  • Here in south Essex there haven't been any ladybirds in my garden until I spotted one this week. Loads of hoverflies though and I'm even having to love the wasps as they at least also do the job of the pollinator. My husband has been stung a couple of times though.

    The bees have been funny to watch as they have been buzzing around my hyacinth, getting drunk on its nectar and coated in pollen. It only takes one flower for them to change colour to a dusky yellow - very cute.

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