Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lily beetles

The beauty of the courgette flower. Edible as well, you can pick them, cover them in tempura batter and fry them for a delicious snack.

Some insects you do not want in the garden. If you look closely at the lily bud, you will see 2 little red dots. Caught mating on my lilies! On further inspection the plant is littered with what look like bird droppings, so with tissues in hand I have been wiping the plants off.
Better pictures of this bug can be seen here.

A new chore therefore every day is going to see and wipe down those lilies. I am trying to be as organic as possible and the bugs have a rather lovely colour to them when fully grown but I like my lilies better.

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