Both adults and larvae consume huge numbers of aphids (greenfly & blackfly), and adults lay 20-50 eggs a day, building a huge population.
Release ladybirds into your garden and greenhouse to tackle pest problems i.e. aphids on roses, or simply to boost the numbers of these native beneficial insects in your garden. Each ladybird will eat about 5000 aphids and will soon produce ladybird larvae which in turn also eat aphids.
We supply native British Adult Ladybirds (Adalia bipunctata ) in packs of 25 with food included by 1st class post, ready for release in your garden. They should be released directly onto aphid infected plants or dotted around the garden either early in the morning or late evening. PLEASE NOTE: Ladybirds are normally despatched between May and August.
Aphids attacking trees can be a BIG problem (the 1st visible symptom of attack is large amounts of sticky honeydew which drips down on to your car, your garden furniture or your patio) - control aphids naturally by introducing native British Ladybird Larvae with release bags into the trees. Each 100 larvae is supplied with a release bag i.e. order 500 larvae and you will receive 5 x release bags. Ladybird larvae eat over 100 aphids a day each, so by introducing ladybird larvae into trees/ hedges aphids can be controlled naturally. Being mobile, the larvae will quickly spread out into the canopy to search out and devour aphids & introducing the larvae is easy with our cotton release bags.
Adults are best for greenhouse control, larvae for indoor and outdoor control. To ensure that they survive, please only order at the first signs of an aphid problem! For maximum efficiency, ensure no ants are present. Apply May-August. Pack of 25 Adults (to treat 5m²). Pack contains living organism and should be kept refrigerated on arrival, and used before the expiry date, approximately 3 to 4 weeks from date of despatch. Please note - this Biological Pest Control product will only be delivered shortly before or during the stated application periods. (Please note: This product is not available in Eire.)
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.
Very Large items
If ordering any large items marked a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.
We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.