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The latest Bug Parade

I thought I had plenty of bugs and slugs and creepy crawlies to show off with when I did this post and then, (were they feeling left out?) a whole new army of bugs moved in …

I took myself off to the book store and came back armed with what I thought was a book about local bugs – alas, it was a British book (yes I know, I’m blonde and not always very bright – my excuse is it was the ONLY “bug” book available at Exclusive and I assumed it would be a local book, plus, I was in a hurry!). So I’m no wiser than I was last time I posted on bugs in my garden.

Here are the latest summer invaders!

[one_half]Sun tanning on the PhilodendronI let him live - no harm done[/one_half]

[one_half_last]His buddy perched oppositeHis buddy perched opposite[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Climbing up the Gloriosa shootClimbing up the Gloriosa shoot[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Beautiful neon coloursBeautiful neon colours[/one_half_last]

[one_half]One of my favourite sightsOne of my favourite sights[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Another crawlyAnother crawly[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Uh Oh! Whats have we here …Uh Oh! Whats have we here ...[/one_half]

[one_half_last]One of the baddies eating flowersOne of the baddies eating flowers[/one_half_last]

[one_half]So much leaf damage on the AggiesSo much leaf damage on the Aggies[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Yikes! He was Huge!Yikes! He was Huge![/one_half_last]

The last one was dragged in by my cat and I let nature take its course – Dexter finished him off. The bad news I guess is that if there is one of these there are probably lots more.

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

11 replies on “The latest Bug Parade”

Love your bug parade!! 🙂 So different to the creepy crawlies in my garden. Woow! That grasshopper looks hungry! But, I guess you feel the same as me – as long as the damage is limited, they can stay!

I never found even an insect book for the US helpful because there are thousands of insects and mine was never there. I would look for a purely local book or take it to a university. Here we have something called the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service that’s all over and will answer your gardening questions. Did you ever find out what was wrong with your camellias?

I don’t know much about bugs, so I usually just leave them all. Even the grasshoppers! I’d rather let them eat my garden than kill them. However, cats don’t usually agree with my philosophy!

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