I was admiring one of my apple trees, as you do.
The flowers, a little apple (this tree’s first!), the leaves, the ladybug.
One of the more frustrating things I have found in the garden has been the absence of ladybugs. But no longer.
But wait… what’s up here then?
Quick aphids run!
OK don’t run. Get eaten. Suit yourselves.
- Aphids Control (groundtoground.org)
- Look out for ladybugs, researchers ask (cbc.ca)
- Year of the aphid (gardeningafterfive.wordpress.com)
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cool story bro
Thanks mate – been wanting to write about what ladybugs eat.
If the ladybirds actually eat the aphids it’s a miracle.
what was the impact? Were all the aphids gone the next day or does it just eat a few?
It seemed to me that they munched on a few and then lost interest, then went back for more, but after a few days there were no aphids left – zero. Can’t say it was ladybugs for sure as it all happened at about the same time as I bucketed everything with worm tea so could have been one or the other (or both)?!