Green & Blue Bee Bricks and Bee Blocks - Pumpkin Beth

Green & Blue Bee Bricks and Bee Blocks - Pumpkin Beth

Aphids often colonise the undersides of plant leaves where they are less visible to predators. In this photograph, you can see a number of lacewing larvae predating on an aphid colony gathered on the underside of a Lathyrus odoratus leaf.

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Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird pictured on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird resting on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Peat Free Compost and Winter Flowers - Pumpkin Beth

Peat Free Compost Trial and Winter Flowers - Pumpkin Beth

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird resting on the petals of Narcissus 'Minnow'

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird resting on the petals of Narcissus 'Minnow'

A ladybird larvae on a bamboo cane in the 2016 Sweet Pea Trials area.

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A closer look at an aphid colony present on the underside of an Lathyrus odoratus leaf. The white objects in the picture are the shed skins of the aphids, and the brown insects of varying sizes are lacewing larvae at differing stages of development.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

A hoverfly larvae on a Lathyrus odoratus leaf. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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A marmalade hoverfly, also known by its scientific name of Episyrphus balteatus, laying eggs on a Lathyrus odoratus 'Misty' flower bud, that is covered by a vast colony of aphids.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

A Ladybird larvae pictured on a Lathyrus odoratus leaf, during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

Both adult ladybirds and their larvae predate on aphids, they are valuable allies for gardeners.  This ladybird larvae was pictured on Lathyrus odoratus during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

Both adult ladybirds and their larvae predate on aphids, they are valuable allies for gardeners. This ladybird larvae was pictured on Lathyrus odoratus during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

A Ladybird larvae residing on a cordon grown Lathyrus odoratus stem.  Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

A Ladybird larvae residing on a cordon grown Lathyrus odoratus stem. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

A ladybird resting on a Lathyrus odoratus leaf that has a covering of powdery mildew.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

A ladybird feasting on an aphid, that's part of a colony on the wigwam grown Lathyrus odoratus plants, grown for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

Ladybird eggs on the underside of a Lathyrus odoratus leaf. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

A lacewing larvae predating on an aphid on a Lathyrus odoratus 'John Gray' flower.

if you’ve wondered if there’s a perfect time to sow your Sweet Pea seeds, I hope that this article with the results of my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, will help

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