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Lavender pest


Today I found about 10 strange shiney metalic beetles on my lavender run down the path.

Intrigued I looked them up and found them to be Rosemary Beetle. They must be destroyed (shame) as they do look very attractive but apparently are the only lavender pest that is a real threat to the plant.

Having removed them I am so glad I looked on the internet to identify them. I must now be vigilant and safeguard the lavender run. These beetles came from Afirca about 6 years ago and lavender farmers are on the look out for them. Keep an eye out for these little creatures.

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Good job you found them before they did any damage.

15 Jun, 2009


ooh thanks for sharing I have a fair few lavender plants also so will check once the rain has passed
thank you

x x

15 Jun, 2009


Yes, I'll be checking too - and my Rosemary bush!

16 Jun, 2009

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