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Uuurg......They have arrived here......

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Uuurg......They have arrived here......



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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

23 Apr, 2010

 

:o( :o( :o( :o( :o( :o( :o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(

23 Apr, 2010

 

Be positive....and all my best wishes

23 Apr, 2010

 

Ugh :-(((((((((
I'd never seen one until last week - what ugly little things they are .... and red - for danger !

23 Apr, 2010

 

Hope they dont find their way up Northj;0((

23 Apr, 2010

 

I hate the way they roll over to disguise themselves, apparently they 'squeak' too ! Not for long if I find one ... lol

23 Apr, 2010

 

Hah! Nor me, they're too squished to squeak ;-)))

23 Apr, 2010

 

where did you find this one M

23 Apr, 2010

 

:o(:o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(........checked my lilies today......so far, so good

......BUT I did find that not all my dead plants had succumbed to the winter, there were vine weevil grubs in the roots......:o(:o( :o( :o(:o( :o( :o(

23 Apr, 2010

 

Oh no! oh no! oh no! They haven't got up here yet.....it's only a matter of time. Such pretty beetles as well, what a shame they are such devils!

23 Apr, 2010

 

Watch out the Lily Beetle is about...........................................

23 Apr, 2010

 

Notonly this one but 5 of the little b*****s in my lillies...I squidged every one of them and then soaked the whole pot with provado.......No mercy ! Lol

23 Apr, 2010

 

I dont blame you milky. Try not to have nightmares!! :))

23 Apr, 2010

 

ive had 3 up to now maureen so i keep checking,,, eating my lillies,, not now though hahah

23 Apr, 2010

 

Keep them down, Maureen and maybe they won't reach me. lol

23 Apr, 2010

 

noxious little so and sos

24 Apr, 2010

 

im being attacked each day with them now grrr another 4 today,, ;o(

24 Apr, 2010

 

I know Sandra heartbreaking isnt it when the leaves are so full of holes

24 Apr, 2010

 

I have tried to dig up all my lillies but little ones keep popping up over the garden and yes on every small leaf there is a dreaded monster, I wish they would just go away I had some lovely lillies. O well you can't win them all!!

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Oh Nooooooooo... Don't forget to check your Snakes head fritillaria as well , they like them just as much , I had a lot on mine last year ....

25 Apr, 2010

 

oh dear I was going to buy some of them next year, thanks for the warning.

25 Apr, 2010

 

amy just snakes head or all fritillaria? ;o((

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I only know about the Snakes head San , mine have loads on them , I take a jam jar out with me to knock them into ..... but I would imagine it must include the others in the same family .....

25 Apr, 2010

 

Blimey i was going to get some snakes head at back end, when i go to Southport flower show.

25 Apr, 2010

 

oh dear I was going to buy some of them next year, thanks for the warning.

25 Apr, 2010

 

thanx amy, ive been checking each day , all clear today thankfully, seem to have alot more this year ;o(

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Don't let it stop you from buying them Carole and Lemondog ... so long as you are prepared to keep an eye on them and take them off , it's worth it ...

25 Apr, 2010

 

My snakeshead fritillary has been eaten up completely but I haven't seen any beetles. They must be somewhere - help!

25 Apr, 2010

 

Dont they make you want to scream......Lol

25 Apr, 2010

 

Milky:

What is the name of this beetle? It sounds like a little monster beetle.

4 years ago San Diego County was invaded by huge black beetles...however, they didn't eat the plants. I'm assuming these beetles eat many plants?

27 Apr, 2010

 

lily beetle,, Delonix

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Scarlet lily beetle ... I picked 4 off my Snakeshead Fritillary today , every day I pick some off , you can see them on the stalks but the minute you touch or move they fall to the ground in the grass and then you can't see or find them , I have a jam jar ready to put under them ..... to catch them

27 Apr, 2010

 

Sanbaz, Amy:

Thanks for the information! I've read about this horrible little beetle. Wow! It does a lot of damage the lilies. Also, I've read they've migrated to Canada and the Eastern U.S. from Europe and Asia.

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They are a pest , I use to pick mine off and send them to the John Inns Institute at Norwich where they were breeding them to try to find a solution to the problem , As far as I know they haven't come up with anything yet !

27 Apr, 2010

 

Amy:

Hopefully the John Inns Institute at Norwich will find a solution soon!

28 Apr, 2010

 

They are indeed a real pest Delonix...If left on the plant they will defoiliate it in a matter of days whilst leaving their eggs all over it at the same time......

28 Apr, 2010

 

Milky:

Do pesticides control them?

28 Apr, 2010

 

Delpnix.....Yes they do We have one called Provado which wipes them out , but a lot of people dont like to use chemicals....I am not one of them Im afraid when it comes to saving my Lily's.....

28 Apr, 2010

 

Milky:

I don't like using chemical pesticides either, however, sometimes we have to -- to save our plants. : > )

29 Apr, 2010

 

Exactly.......Lol

29 Apr, 2010

 

: > )

29 Apr, 2010

 

I havnt had any for several weeks now since I placed a pot of chives near to my lily pots. before I water or handle the lilies I brush the chives with my hand. Im hoping that as the beetles are thought to home in by scent, the chive smell might mask it

1 May, 2010

 

I shall have to put on my glasses when I go out...........obviously a bad year for this very obnoxious pest.

3 May, 2010

 

I haven't had any since I moved house!!!!

22 May, 2010

 

I've had a few more now :-(
On my fritillaries first and then ..... my alstroemerias, arrrggghhhh :-(((((((

22 May, 2010

 

Oh dear will I have to keep an eye on our first alstromeria now as well as the the lilies? I am going to try Mageth's idea.

23 May, 2010

 

Little red devils and they make such a mess on the plants too. I squash them with a stone.

17 Jul, 2010



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