Ladybirds & Fennel

One of my favourite gardeners friends are the Ladybird. I’ve been pleased to see so many already busying themselves on the plot. And for some reason they were REALLY digging the Fennel.

Turns out that Bronze Fennel in particular like pictured is important for our early emerging 3 spot ladybugs. Plants like Bronze Fennel are prime aphid and ladybug attractor which also include dill, coriander, caraway, tansy, yarrow, wild carrot, coreopsis and scented geraniums. Are you doing your bit to look after your Garden Friends?

 

3 Lady Bugs

 

Ladybird on bronze Fennel

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Author: Crafty Garden Hoe

For me it’s all about the simple things in life. Pottering around my allotment, growing things indoors and out, baking a good cake, being outside, pretty things, vintage finds and a good pot of tea. It’s all the small things that make me tick, noticing the beauty in everyday things. Although this blog initially was intended to be a blog about all these things its evolved into being basically a blog about our allotment. Our adventures, highs and lows, wins and loses. So join me & Mr Wilson as we learn from our mistakes and successes down plot 18a.

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