So with the summer weather also come the summer bugs. And there seems to be no shortage of bugs and creepy-crawlies in my garden.

I had this grand idea that I would live and let live and that they would control each other. After this bug parade I’m having second thoughts. I’m not at the stage yet where I’m getting the sprayer out but I am hand picking some of them when I see them and squashing, drowning or throwing over the wall into … well you know where :)

The Gecko of course is most welcome … I have two at the moment. One lives in the back veggie garden (its nice and hot there) and one lives on our front patio, in the brick-work somewhere. They are cute and I love seeing them, but they are very shy and sensitive to sound (and I constantly have 2 noisy dogs in tow) so it’s not easy to photograph them in a beautiful setting. Wall shots are the best I can get – I will try to do better in Summer when they come out of hiding for a bit longer.

Here is the collection of bugs that have been parading around my garden this week …

The Good …


and all the rest …

Lovely markingsLovely markings

Eating the HabanerosEating the Habaneros

Yikes, they look awfulYikes, they look awful

Double yuck!Double yuck!

On the MandevillaOn the Mandevilla

Seems to have lost a legSeems to have lost a leg

One of the good guysOne of the good guys

And the not so good …And the not so good ...

Lots of these on the roses!Lots of these on the roses!

Found the culprit!Found the culprit!

Lots of babies or what is this?Lots of babies?

A whole family of themLots more where these came from!

Whats eating your garden?

Happy gardening