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Swapped a north facing garden in Stirlingshire for something a bit more rural (and a bit sunnier) in Clackmannanshire in April 2021.

Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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suzyw

No prizes for guessing why there's a ladybird on this, it's covered in aphids. The dilemma is I won't kill anything in the garden, so do I just hope nature takes care of it itself???

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melkaye23

Great photo!

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christineb

Lovely shot 👍🏻🐞💦

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susanhumphrey333

Lovely photo. Fingers crossed he will do the job for you 😊

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suzyw

@susanhumphrey333 If not, the snow due on Tuesday should sort it out 😐

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gjones

Hope more ladybugs move in!

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suzyw

@gjones I hope so or that plant is a goner 😬

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susanhumphrey333

Snow ☃️❄️Are you kidding me. I haven't looked that far ahead 😳

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gjones

Try rinsing your plant with lightly warm water. Remove lady bugs first. Some of the aphids may wash off. You can also try taking a damp cloth to wipe stems and leaves. I've done this and it works half the time. The only other thing you can do is buy or make insecticidal soap. It's chemical free and will get rid of the aphids but won't harm the plant.

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purplebird

Some places may sell lady bugs as chemical free pest control. You could Google it and see if you could get more. I have heard of people adding good bugs to their gardens before.🤔

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suzyw

@susanhumphrey333 I think the weather app I use is at the wind up, it's changed to "chance of a thunderstorm" 😆🤔

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suzyw

@gjones I'll try the warm water option first. I didn't expect to see so many of them this early in the year, the little pests!

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