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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Waiting for the ladybirds to come Reply with quote

and now I have ladybirds and lacewings and some other crawly things that are eating my aphids and I'm delighted!

I got a bit of a fright and put insecticide on one plant in the front garden at the weekend, and this evening I found a dead ladybird on one of the leaves in the back garden. Could that be it? I feel awful about it already.

The other thing is how much of a bump can the ladybirds take? I was rummaging around my nasturtiums and knocked one onto the concrete ground could that have killed it?

And lastly they've eaten all the aphids in one small section of the garden but haven't got to another part.....I'm thinking the answer is they'll get there, and just wait.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: You said wait, so I waited Reply with quote

Clarabel wrote:
You said wait, so I waited


Have we met?? Surprised

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: You said wait, so I waited Reply with quote

verge wrote:
Clarabel wrote:
You said wait, so I waited


Have we met?? Surprised


I don't wait that long....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: You said wait, so I waited Reply with quote

Clarabel wrote:
Title "You said wait, so I waited"


Have you met rule 11 http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4221#4221

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Waiting for the ladybirds to come Reply with quote

No probs. Wink

Clarabel wrote:


I got a bit of a fright and put insecticide on one plant in the front garden at the weekend, and this evening I found a dead ladybird on one of the leaves in the back garden. Could that be it? I feel awful about it already.


Ladybirds are real sensitive to even traces of pesticides, so that could be it. These things happen. Sad

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The other thing is how much of a bump can the ladybirds take? I was rummaging around my nasturtiums and knocked one onto the concrete ground could that have killed it?


I doubt it. Their hard coating should protect them, as I am sure that they get blown off regularly by harsh winds. Don't forget to flip them over with a piece of card if you knock them on their back though.

Clarabel wrote:

And lastly they've eaten all the aphids in one small section of the garden but haven't got to another part.....I'm thinking the answer is they'll get there, and just wait.


Guide a few on to the already mentioned piece of card and deliver them to their new aphid eating zone. Very Happy

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