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Lily Beetle


Just a warning found my first lily beetle on the emerging shoots of a giant lily in the border this morning, in fact there were 3 immediately squished!!! Checked all other lilies and no more so far, have sprayed plant with ‘Bug killer’, don’t use insectiside unless pushed but i hate these flipping beetles with a passion so its been sprayed, will keep an eye on my other lilies now are they early?
On brighter news plant arrived this morning through the post ‘Salix Hakuro Nishiki’, its only a small plant at the moment but its so pretty £2.99 plus postage from a shop on ebay.

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mine has survived last winter and im very pleased ~ it gives pleasure all summer long.
thats a very good price.

6 Apr, 2011


Thanks Sk I will keep an eye out for the beatles, some lilly bulbs have started to shoot in my pots.

6 Apr, 2011


slugs were eating my crown imperials.

6 Apr, 2011


I have got hold of some slug huts, they worked well last year so I ordered three more. Just google Slug Hut and the web page will come up.

6 Apr, 2011


My lilies are up a good 6ins, keeping an eye out for the nasty red devils.
Good things come in small packaging Sk, hope it does well for you......

6 Apr, 2011


havnt found any yet on my lillies.... but im on the look out...

7 Apr, 2011


I'm sorry to hear yo have those beetles
:( They sound horrible. I'm glad you're doing something to kill them.
Nice new shrub :)

8 Apr, 2011


My least favourite garden pest ... they turn over on their backs to hide their glossy red upper shell ... makes it even harder to spot the little pests!

12 Apr, 2011

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