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Philippa’s Newsletter – February 2020

February in our Gardens by Philippa Thomas. Officially, February is the start of Spring with rising temperature and our Dawn Chorus increasing in volume.  February often flatters to deceive.  There is always the chance of [...]

Lilioceris Lilii, the red lily beetle by Peter E Lynch

If you grow lilies or fritiillaries you will have this bright lacquered red beetle pest. I first saw lily beetles in my garden about 2014. They were more a curiosity, and after I found and killed the two of them, there was no sign the rest of the year. From then I would occasionally come across them doing no particular damage and delete them on sight.

Vine Weevils by Peter Lynch

The Vine Weevil appears near the top of every list of annoying insects. It is very destructive and immediate action should be taken if you come across it. This article by Club member Peter Lynch [...]