don't fly away home. Please stay on the lime tree.
We have been having a bit of an issue with bugs (aphids I am presuming) taking up residence on the lime tree. Having tried a few homemade concoctions which worked for a while, we were starting to get a little frustrated. The rocket in the front garden had gone to seed and it was time to get something new in that space. When the old plants were pulled out, I noticed quite a few ladybird on the leaves. These gorgeous garden-helpers were transferred to the troubled lime tree and have been munching away all afternoon.
I hadn't realised that there were so many types of ladybirds.
These beautiful bugs always make me giggle when I think of the scene from A Bug's Life when the fly thinks that Francis the ladybird must be a girl. I have to remind myself that there have to be male ladybirds out there, otherwise we wouldn't have any baby ladybirds.
How do you deal with pests in the garden?