"My ladybirds arrived this week and have already consumed vast quantities of aphids so I'm delighted." Susanna by email
"I have ordered online from you three times now, having read about you in The Times. On each occasion, my order has been delivered in the shortest possible time. Moreover, your products have worked! I'm now starting to sow seeds again, knowing that you'll provide me with ways to protect my young plants. If your products are that good with all-conquering slugs, I'm happy to trust that they'll work with other pests and diseases, and will be ordering regularly throughout the gardening year. Thank you. I will certainly be back."
Control aphids outdoors by releasing Ladybirds - we have BOTH adults and larvae available from May onwards i.e. available NOW.Ladybirds love to eat aphids, but they can be scarce.Help nature by introducing extra ladybirds (available as adults and larvae) into your garden.
For light infestations on a spread of garden plants simply place adult ladybirds around the garden to search out the pests.
For moderate infestations concentrated on a few plants use ladybird larvae placed directly onto the infected plants.
For a bit of both use the ladybird family and save money!
NEW - For aphid infestation in trees and hedges use Ladybird Larve and our NEW quick release cotton bags.
This Ladybird Mansion has been designed to hang on a wall, fence or post, which makes it ideal for positioning amoungst climbing plants which suffer from aphids. We have included 2 viewing windows so you can check up on your ladybirds.
Special Offer - Buy a Ladybird Mansion and 25 Adult Ladybirds for £37.98 saving £2.00
Use this natural spray to instantly and safely repair unattractive brown spots on lawn left by pets, brown patches on conifers caused by conifer mite and damage to other outoor and inddor shrubs and plants! This water based spray contains a specially formulated colorant that seeps into the blades of grass or leaves staining them green - it is NOT a paint!
Control pests during the winter and spring when it is too cold to use beneficial insects (i.e. in unheated greenhouses / conservatories). There are no harmful chemical residues left behind, so beneficial insects can be introduced AS SOON as the temperatures are warm enough.
Breed butterflies and then release them in YOUR garden with these Butterfly Kits. These kits allow children and adults to enjoy watching all the stages of butterfly development from caterpillar to Painted Lady Butterflies. And once you have enjoyed studying them you can release these native butterflies straight into your garden.
Ladybird Breeding Kit - This kit contains everything you need to breed your own ladybirds (Adalia Bipunctata),which can then be released into your garden. Ladybirds are one of the best known beneficial insects and are a welcome sight in the garden helping to control a range of pests including aphids, so why not have a go and breed your own.Ideal for children, schools or a unique gift.Our Ladybird kits come with either LIVE Larvae and food or a VOUCHER(so the recepient can requested the ladybird larvae and food when they are ready).Ladybird Kit Refills i.e. Ladybird Larve and Food are available NOW!
Ladybird Breeding Kit- Study all the stages of ladybird development - see the larvae feed, then pupate and the ladybirds develop before releasing them into your garden to tackle your pest problems. The kit is easy and fun for green gardeners of all ages. The Ladybird Breeding Kit comes complete with a pop-up mesh breeding chamber (10cm high and 15cm in diameter), an educational poster and 25+ LIVE larvae and food or a VOUCHER.
How does it work? Transfer the larvae to the breeding chamber and add the food. If you have a VOUCHER, send it off and within 7-10 days you will receive 25 ladybird larvae, food & instructions. It takes 3-4 weeks to raise adult ladybirds from larvae. The larvae will feed, grow and shed their skins 3 times before pupating. After a further 6 to 8 days, the adults emerge. At first the adults are yellow, but within a few hours their rear wings harden and turn red. The adult ladybirds can be studied for a few days before releasing them into your garden to tackle your insect pests.
N.B. The ladybird kit is designed to be re-useable. You can re-order ladybird larvae anytime between March and September and reuse the kit.
Ladybird Breeding Kit with Ladybird Larvae and Food
Adult Ladybirds and Ladybird Larvae - Ladybirds are the best known beneficial insect and a welcome sight in the garden, where they happily munch away on greenfly and other tasty pests. By releasing ladybirds (available as adults or larvae) in your garden you can boost their numbers, which will lead to a permanent decrease in the number of pests in your garden -each ladybird will eat about 5000 aphids and will soon produce ladybird larvae which in turn also eat aphids. We have BOTH Adult Ladybirds and Ladybird Larvae for release in your garden NOW.
Adult Ladybirds - We supply native British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds in tubes / tubs of 25 ready for release in your garden.Green Gardener only supplies native British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds - we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. The ladybirds are sent by 1st class post with their very own packed lunch of popcorn or cereal. Ladybirds are natural predators of aphids (greenfly and blackfly) as well as being a gardener's / youngster's favourite. By releasing ladybirds, you can permanently increase the number of these beneficial insects in your garden and decrease the number of pests. They should be released directly onto aphid infected plants or dotted around the garden either early in the morning or late evening.
"Your ladybirds were beautiful and certainly did the job on my roses & broom. They laid eggs so we had a new batch too" Mrs G. of Worcs.
"Dear Jon, Thanks for my ladybirds - they're beautiful, and are right now feasting on all my aphids!" Susan McKenna-Dempsey.
"The ladybirds just arrived and have been successfully transferred to my beleaguered chili plants, and I am now witnessing aphid carnage! I almost feel guilty, but the poor chili was becoming very shriveled and sorry for itself, and I could never bring myself to use pesticides. So thank you very much for the prompt dispatch and delivery. Hopefully I won't need your services again, but I will definitely recommend you to friends and will return next time I have a pest problem." Best regards, Suzie
Ladybird Larvae - The larvae look nothing like their parents, but the have the same appetite for soft -bodied garden pests such as aphids (greenfly and blackfly). Each ladybird larvae will eat a large number of pests before pupating and emerging as a ladybird. As they are supplied as larvae, they are ideal for releasing directly onto plants heavily infected with aphids - as they they are unable to fly and will stay where you put them. Supplied in trays of 50, they are sent by 1st class post ready for release directly into your garden.
Ladybird Larvae- Buy 50 Ladybird Larve for £11.99
"Just wanted to say how pleased I am to have discovered your company. I was a bit skeptical about whether ladybird larvae would be effective in clearing a huge aphid problem on my rose bushes, but they've worked surprisingly well. Your customer service is also brilliant and the products I've ordered have arrived quickly. I will definitely recommend you to my freinds!" Sarah (SE1 London) by email
Special Offer - The Ladybird Family - Love ladybirds! Why not increase their numbers by releasing BOTH larvae & adults. Available NOW.
Special offer - Buy a Ladybird Family(25 Adult Ladybirds and 50 Ladybird Larvae)for £26.98 SAVING £2.00
"Dear Jon and all at Green Gardener, I've just watched the video of ladybird release....marvellous. I've bought ladybirds for a few years now and also this year,larvae - what a fab job they do. I've seen many in my garden and noticed some even over in our veggie patch. I also have a 'house' for them. I have a lot of roses and I think the ladybrids have an 'aphid fest' in our garden as any infestation disappears very quickly. Thank you so much,the website and service you offer is fantastic. I'm also watching 'Painted Lady' caterpillars become crysallids at present - destined for the 'farm' and then release in to our buddlea bushes!" Thanks again, Regards Anne Tom
Adult Ladybirds - Pack of 25
100 Adult Ladybirds SAVING £4.96
Ladybird Larvae - Pack of 50
Ladybird Family - 25 Adults and 50 Larvae saving £2.00
Ladybird Larvae for aphids in trees
Controlling aphids in conifers, trees and hedges - Conifers often develop unsightly brown patches and the R.H.S. confirms that Cypress Aphid (a type of Greenfly)is the cause in over half the cases.Aphids(Greenfly and blackfly)attacking trees is another BIG problem - the first visible symptom of attack is large amounts of sticky honeydew (produced by the aphids as they suck sap from the tree), which drips down on to lower branches, your car, your garden furniture or your patio! Spraying chemicals into large plants and trees is just not practical and harms beneficial insects such as ladybirds, so release Ladybird Larvae instead. Available NOW.
Controlling aphids in conifers, trees and hedges - Ladybird larvae are predators of aphids, able to eat over 100 aphids a dayeach, so by introducing ladybird larvae into the tree in May / June, the aphids can be controlled naturally BEFORE they become a problem. Being mobile, the larvae will quickly spread out into the canopy to search out and devour aphids - they arrive very hungry and will quickly hunt out aphids wherever they are hiding.Introducing the larvae is easy with our NEW quick release system of 100 larvae with a cotton release bag.
Easy to use - Place the larvae in the bag, hang it up and the larvae will crawl out to search for greenfly.
How many do I need? This depends on the truck diameter :-
Less than 20cm, use 100 larvae and 1 release bag.
Between 20cm and 50cm, use 200 larvae split between 2 release bags.
Over 50cm, use 500 larvae split between 3 release bags.
For hedges introduce 10 larvae per m run of hedge and use 1 gag per 100 larvae.
Apply Barrier Glue / Glue Bands to stop ants from protecting the aphids - Ants will "milk" the aphids for the honeydew they produce and you will often find a trail of ants running up and down the tree trunk. Ants will protect the aphids from the lacewing larvae, so stop the ants by applying barrier glue or glue bands around the tree trunk and this will help the lacewing larvae to control the aphids.
Barrier Glue - Use it to form a non- drying , non -toxic barrier the ants cannot cross and they should be re-applied as necessary. Supplied as a Twin Pack with handy dispensers.
Glue Bands - Most insects will not try to cross this glue band and those that do will be caught. Supplied in a 3.5m roll with string, simply cut off the required length, place the band around the trunk, below the lowest branch. Protects apples and other fruit trees against winter moth and protects plants from ants, vine weevil and earwigs.
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