Saturday, 23 August 2008

Lily beetle

While I was sitting in the courtyard having coffee this morning (what a change to have good weather for a bank holiday) I noticed a lily beetle on one of our dead-headed lilies. I hoped to be able to get a photo, but as I approached, it sidled round the leaf it had been feeding on and disappeared. Hopefully, it flew off. We picked off a lot of lily beetles early in the season and thought we'd got ahead of the game, but I think the mantra, to quote Mad-Eye Moody, is "constant vigilance". For those who haven't seen lily beetle (lucky you), here's the BBC Gardeners' World picture:-

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