Friend or Foe?

Find out if that bug on your plant is a gardener’s friend or a foe.

Friend
ladybird larva

Ladybird larvae

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The black and orange ladybird larvae are a strange sight to see in the garden, but they are a gardener’s friend – devouring a massive amount of bugs before pupating in summer and emerging as ladybirds.

Foe

Japanese knotweed

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If you’ve heard the horror stories about Japanese knotweed you might want to know how to identify it and whether it’s really as bad as everyone makes out?

Foe
honey fungus

Honey Fungus

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Keep an eye out for the dreaded honey fungus. Pippa Greenwood shares her wisdom on identifying this most terrifying garden fungus.

Foe
rosemary beetle

Rosemary beetle

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Look out for the rosemary beetle – a psychedelic shiny, stripy purple and green metallic beetle – on rosemary, lavender, sage and thyme plants.