WANTED: Anyone have ladybugs to trade for...

flowersnorma123April 27, 2006

lady's mantle or ostrich ferns?

My rose bushes are being attacked by aphids.

Thanks

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aisgecko(7b Raleigh)

I don't have ladybugs, but I sprayed my roses with a strong jets of water a few times and they moved on. Good luck. -Ais.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2006 at 4:20PM
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Termater(7bNC)

I wanted ladybugs too so I built some houses for them

I put some fresh dill in there and they are showing up in force now :)

I made three of them

I may make some more and and sell them if I get enough orders :)

Termater

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 7:29PM
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aisgecko(7b Raleigh)

Termater, those houses are TOO CUTE! I didn't know you could attract them that way. I almost never spray for bugs because I hate to use chemicals and although some things get chomped I usually find that the garden balances itself out. So when the aphids show up the ladybugs are usually not far behind. Housing them to attract more certainly couldn't hurt! -Ais.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2006 at 10:17AM
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Jean Hidden

Hi Termater!
Will you make more? Very cute, especially if it works! I have a few ladybugs, but would love to give them a home and attract more. How much :-)
and will you bring them to the fall raleigh plant swap (if you are coming)? (someone bring some dill too (smile))
Jean

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 12:11PM
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inthegarden_k(z7 NC)

does dill growing in the garden attract ladybugs?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 4:54PM
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