Jean Vernon is a slightly quirky, bee friendly, alternative gardener. She doesn’t follow the rules and likes to push the boundaries a bit just to see what happens. She has a fascination for odd plants, especially edibles and a keen interest in growing for pollinators especially bees. She’s rather obsessed with the little buzzers. Telegraph Gardening Correspondent, mostly testing and trialing products and Editor-In-Chief for Richard Jackson’s Garden. @TheGreenJeanie
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.