I had a busy and productive day today: I cooked a batch of curry for the freezer, did some domestic accounts, filed a huge pile of paperwork, and (with R’s help) cleaned up the filing system on my little Windows … Continued


Though it’s one of our smallest ladybirds, at 3.5-4.5mm in length, the 14-spot is a voracious predator of aphids. The swarm of aphids on my yarrow plants seems to have defeated the larger 7-spots and harlequins, which have now abandoned … Continued