Is it ladybugs or lady birds? One word or two? What does wikipedia say? (Right, depends where you’re from and it’s one word!) What do you call them?
I call them bloody exciting!
Especially when I spot at least four on my chamomile!
I must admit, of late it’s become apparent that I have aphids on some of my plants. Dill was the first one to let me know, then my southernwood.. I remember Kath Irvine saying at some talk how if you’re feeling brave enough you could always leave your insect infected plant in the garden in hope that nature will do her do and bring on the beneficial insects. Lo and behold, I have ladybugs!
If all goes to plan, there’s more of those ladybugs..they’ll get their groove on..lay thousands of eggs…hatch…and EAT! (It’s the larvae that eat the aphids and boy do they have an appetite!)
Yaeh! Just when I was thinking of making up a batch of neem soap spray I can spend my time writing this post instead and let the ladybirds do their thing..