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.” ― Geoff Lawton