wordless wednesday

March 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm 8 comments

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£75 well spent oh, chit

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  • 1. greg becker  |  March 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I see you have proper ladybirds, not the negative ones (black with red dots) although both are nice

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  March 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      this one was snapped on a bright sunny day in October when I was moving my redcurrant bushes. We get lots of ladybirds at the allotment. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a black one with red spots there though. Shall keep a closer look out from now on…

  • 3. Hazel at the Hill  |  March 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Round here they have survived the winter *very* well, Nic – saw hundreds of them mating like mad at the Hill over the last couple of weekend – honestly, I didn’t know where to look!

    • 4. greg becker  |  March 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      I think they must have been Ladybirds & gentlemanbirds

  • 5. greg becker  |  March 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Your Ladybird picture has inspired a quick plot52 post, hope you like it.

  • 6. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  March 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    What a lovely photo. I adore ladybirds, they always remind me of childhood and make me smile. Nice to see them becoming active again, I’ve seen lots already this year but mostly asleep in odd places!

  • 7. Nip it in the bud  |  March 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Hazel – ladybirds are definite allies at the allotment come bug season so your blushes are worth it 😮

    Greg – I do. I love the gentleman-bird’s doffing of his cap and that’s a fine pair of heels the lady-bird is wearing!

    Janet – lavender seems a favourite spot on my plot at the mo

  • 8. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes  |  March 31, 2011 at 11:30 am

    We found a couple in the dogwood when we cut it back last month. We had loads last year, spent many happy hours transporting them to the cardoons which were swamped in black aphids. All different sorts, some Harlequins in there I suspect… and went on steep learning curve find out what baby ladybirds look like… quite different!


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