Thursday, 2 June 2011

The dreaded lily beetle

I don't know whether you can see from the picture above but the lily leaves have been got at by the Lily Beetle.  It is a beautiful red colour, only small, but deadly to the lily.  It can decimate a lily plant given the chance.  The only thing to do is be vigilant and pick them off and destroy them.  So far I have found four, but I expect there to be more.  Some years you don't get any at all - unfortunately we are of on holiday soon so there will probably be nothing left of lilies by the time we come back.  Oh well you can't win em all.

1 comment:

  1. They really are such a pest aren't they! Flighty xx

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