Anyone passing by knows how much I love my teenytiny garden. When Kez was here last week we found what we thought was a rather pretty little beetle and didn't think anything more about it. Took piccies, continued with the Door.
Red Lily Beetles - do check your plants and get rid of them before they do this:
I found one beetle this morning happily tucking into a lily plant:
I googled and became lost in a world of red beetle destruction. General opinion seems to be to hell with organic, nuke the little gits.
I have been out and sprayed and sprayed but only have cheapo Wilko spray, will do for now. There are a lot of recommendations for this spray
So that's next on the shopping list.
The weather here in the UK has been dire to say the least. Peeing down mostly, muggy as hell. Today here in this part of Yorkshire it is sunny and warm, I took a risk and bunged a load of washing on the line so it will pour down no doubt.
I checked the plants this morning after putting the washing out and the poor things were half drowned. These are pretty substantial sized planters:
I love it when it rains, makes the race even more exciting. I love the racing so much and cannot even drive ....
What else - I finished my first ever sock but all is NOT well. More to come about that little fiasco tomorrow I think when I have pondered what to do. Pah.
And the Door colour has been chosen, more on that too (exciting eh)(waddya mean no??).