Early summer

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Early summer

Post: #257094 MKG
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:32 pm

It's happened again! I've spent the last few days almost permanently in the garden. There are lots of eggs in nests, the queen bumbles are out and about, and all's apparently well with the world.

Except there are literally hundreds of ladybirds around - and nothing (absolutely nothing) for them to eat. Watch out for a plague of greenfly this year and next.

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Re: Early summer

Post: #257281 Thomzo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:08 pm

You can't move in my garden, and house, for ladybirds. So how come I have a nasty infestation of greenfly on my chives?

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Re: Early summer

Post: #257299 Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:22 am

Loads of ladybirds which have overwintered here, yet when I went to pick the flowering shoots of the curly kale I noticed they were covered in aphids!

Haven't seen a swallow yet but I keep looking. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Early summer

Post: #257303 The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:19 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Loads of ladybirds which have overwintered here, yet when I went to pick the flowering shoots of the curly kale I noticed they were covered in aphids!

Haven't seen a swallow yet but I keep looking. :iconbiggrin:


Swallows (and hoopoes) here. They won't be long.

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Re: Early summer

Post: #257306 Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:06 am

Hoopoes! I'm so envious. I saw one in my neighbour's garden a few year's ago here in Brittany - that's the only one I've ever seen in France. Saw one in Spain and several in Greece so as I've hardly ever seen them they are quite exotic to me!
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Re: Early summer

Post: #257817 that_sarah_girl
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:01 pm

well, thats Summer over then....sleet and slow this morning :( let's hope it brightens up again soon!


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