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, garlic, onion sets, shallots and mushroom spawn (except windowsill kits) incur a carriage charge of £1.99.
Any products showing the following symbol will be supplied in cardboard boxes as in the past. A carriage charge of £5.99 will be incurred for any order containing products displaying this symbol, as these plants are supplied by a trusted third party not our own nursery.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then the higher carriage charge will be applied.
Free delivery on orders over £60.
Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, BT, GY, HS, IM, IV1 plus, JE KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10 to PH40, PH42 to PH50, TR21 to TR25 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the delivery charge is £14.99
Orders to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the combined weight of the order is 2kg and above, the carriage contribution is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The delivery charge is £4.99 per order.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary, and are happy to quote for carriage specific products to outlying areas.
Some very large items may not be available to all areas.
Indicates large/heavy items or boxed plants which incur a surcharge.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to revise our delivery charges in the event of carrier price increases or other unforeseen circumstances. We will advise you of any increased carriage charges before payment is taken.