These eryngium are smothered in black fly. I had been squirting water jets from the hosepipe but then it dawned on me; no pests = no predators. When I took this photo last week there were 3 ladybirds, yesterday I counted 8.
I still think they’re out-numbered!
How’s your pest/predator ratio?
I’ve been gritting my teeth as several roses were covered in greenfly and it’s paid off- I’ve spotted quite a few ladybird larvae in the last week so they’re coming!
Oh dear. So far there haven’t been many black fly and I’ve seen plenty of ladybirds. xx
Send them to TW7 😁