Saturday, October 06, 2012

Lady Bird

Lady Bird, Lady Bird, fly away, dredged from some deep past memory. No Lady Bird, do stay, just in case we get a dose of thrip. On a dying and heat affected cyclamen, this is perhaps a little unlikely. But the day this is to be posted, snow will fall in dem de're hills.

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  1. Is thrip the same as aphids I wonder..if so I'd say your cyclamen is safe Andrew.

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    1. Grace, not the same and I had it wrong. I meant aphids. The cyclamen was not safe. It went down the rubbish chute yesterday.

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  2. This reminds me of The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon says to Raj; "you're afraid of women and bugs, lady birds must render you catatonic".

    @PerthDailyPhoto; thrips are those tiny thin black bugs that live inside the petals of roses and other flowers, aphids are a bit bigger, more rounded, often green and seen clustered in their hundreds along the stems and buds of roses.

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    1. Good tv show line River.

      I did mean aphids, not thrip. I am forgetting my gardening knowledge.

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  3. She is pretty and good to have in the garden. I wonder what she is doing in a high rise. Funny weather. 30*yesterday and 17* here in Sydney.

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  4. Diane, you can buy Lady Birds over the internet, to clear up the aphids from your roses. You are in Sydney again?

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  5. Anonymous10:18 pm

    You can buy Lady Birds over the internet?! How do they ship them? V.

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    1. Dunno V. Shipping of Lady Birds was around via the net when we were in Rosamond Street. I remember looking at the site.

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  6. Anonymous12:35 am

    I did a search. One site said you could store ladybugs in the fridge for up to 2 months and 'most' would survive! They also recommended glueing their wings together with a mix of water and sugar to stop them flying off. The 'glue' apparently wears off in about a week but it seems harsh to me. As does putting them in the frige. V.

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  7. In the fridge V???? How extraordinary. Glueing them sounds cruel and sugar would make them extra appealing to predators.

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