LadyBird

Look what I found hiding in my dill 🐞, and can you see what it’s doing?

I had a beautiful tall dill in the patch, sadly it was covered in aphids and was looking like it was about to get worse.

Thinking the only way I can rid of the infestation before they spread to the rest of my patch, I had to sacrifice my plant and pull the whole thing out.

However, just as I was about to, I noticed a tiny little red speck moving in between the long fragrant fronds.

As I got closer, it was a sweet little mummy ladybird, just laying her eggs on my dill, and when her eggs hatch, her little babies will have a lovely feast on those unsuspecting aphids.

Sure enough, when I returned a week later, all the aphids were gone!

Aphids problem, solved! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

I’ve saved my dill and as their flowers goes into seeds I am now finding lots of tiny little dill seedlings popping up everywhere, which I have transplanted and gifted them away.

Why not introduce some biodiversity into your garden, and plant some ladybird attracting herbs like coriander, fennel and dill, and be sure to leave a little dish of water for them too, the bees will thank you too 🐝.

Mother Nature is amazing isn’t she, it just shows, when you create an environment for biodiversity to thrive, we all thrive.

Well maybe not the aphids 😅…🤣🤣🤣

“You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.” â€• Geoff Lawton

Di ✌🏻

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