"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
Ladybirds and Lacewings are a welcome sight in the garden, where they happily munch away on greenfly & other tasty pests. By releasing ladybirds (as adults or larvae) and/or Lacewings in your garden you can boost their numbers and help nature help you control pests. Ladybirds and Lacewing Larvae are available between Apriland August. Finished for this year - available again in 2016
Ladybird Houses / Lacewing Chamber - Our range of houses are designed to simulate the natural habitat sought by ladybirds/lacewings for hibernation. By positioning a house in your garden you will help more of these beneficial insects survive the winter.
Ladybird Accessories - This food, field guide and seeds will help you to look after, identify and attract these beneficial insects in your garden.
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. Caterpillars are available NOW.
Control slugs naturally by applying Nemaslug®, which contains naturally occurring nematodes that are effective at controlling slugs and unlike chemical controls, are safe for children, pets, birds and wildlife. It should be applied outdoors between March and October or use under glass all year round and is available NOW.
Slug Tape - Stop slugs crawling into pots, etc. The simple and effective way to protect plants in containers from slugs. This self adhesive copper tape can be wrapped around the rim or base of the container creating a physical barrier that the slugs will not cross. The copper carries naturally a tiny positive electric charge and when the slugs crawl up the container they are repelled and will crawl away.
Bumblebees are one of the most important pollinators in the garden, pollinating fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, but their numbers are decreasing. Now you can position a LIVE colony of bumblebees in your garden to boost their numbers and ensure pollination of YOUR plants. Bumblebees will be available again between April and August.
Many species of butterflies are becoming rare due to habitat loss. By providing them with food and shelter you can help stop their decline. This attractive Butterfly House and Feeder is made from solid FSC timber and combines a safe over-wintering house with a special removable feed tray.
Use SB Invigorator to save your plants from insect pestsi.e. aphids, mealy bug, wooly aphids etcand reduce fungal diseases BOTH underglass and outdoors.SB Invigorator is safe for Ladybirds. This 'three in one' natural spray controls a range of pests in a safe and effective way PLUS it also controls fungal diseases and contains a foliar feed.
For blemish free roses the natural way apply Sulphur Rose PLUS it is safe for ladybirds. Roses are a gardener's favourite, but often develop yellow leaves and black blotches i.e Blackspot & Mildew, which makes the plants unsightly. Sulphur Rose is a brilliant plant tonic which is sprayed on and encourages healthy blemish-free growth.
Plants take up nutrients dissolved in water through their roots, so the best way to provide these nutrients is as a liquid feed, as they are already dissolved in water. The plant can take up the feed quickly with little waste. These quick acting ORGANIC Liquid Feeds have been tailored to meet the plants EXACT requirements.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is very popular, but things can go wrong and pests can attack your produce, so stop this happening by applying Nemasys® Fruit and Veg Protection(formely Grow your Own) during the growing season to control ALL the main insect pests WITHOUT using chemicals.
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. Adult Ladybirds and Ladybird Larvae are available between April and August. Finished for this year - available again in 2016
Adult Ladybirds - We supply native British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds in tubes / tubs / packs of 25ready 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 food included. 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. Available again in 2016
25 Adult Ladybirds - A Pack of 25 Adult Ladybirds for £14.99 - available again in 2016
50 Adult Ladybirds - A Pack of 50 Adult Ladybirds for £24.98 saving £5.00 - available again in 2016
100 Adult Ladybirds - Buy 100 Adult Ladybirds(2 packs of 50) for £44.98 SAVING a further £5.00 - available again in 2016
"I have been adding ladybirds to my garden for over 4 years now year after year & I am overjoyed to see that over 200 ladybirds from previous years are around (thanks to your ladybird hotels, I have to say!!!) and that most of them are busy mating. In fact they are everywhere in the garden – and very very visible, even on my clothes when I am out gardening. I have one particular rose that was literally ‘dripping’ in aphids that is now perfectly clean. I am saying that because I am trying to convince friends to get into ladybirds and to give up pesticides. Ladybirds are a million times more effective than pesticides. With pesticides aphids disappear for 2-3 weeks and then they are back again. With ladybirds once they are gone they never re-emerge till next spring! Usually aphids appear in my garden about 3-5 weeks before ladybirds emerge from their ‘hotels’. This year it took ladybirds about 2 weeks and they did a smashing job – the garden was ‘green and white’ in aphids and there is now hardly any to be seen. I have one more order for ladybirds with you – I am looking forward to receiving it." Best,
"Wow. I set free the ladybirds near two plants weighed down with aphids - one dill, one a sad lupin. Less than a week later I can't find any aphids! Both plants look great and I'm hoping the ladybirds are still chomping away elsewhere in the garden. Thank you." Jane Garner by email
"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 they 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. Available again in 2016
50 Ladybird Larvae - A pack of 50 Ladybird Larvefor £11.99 - available again in 2016
"Thank you for your great service. The lady bugs arrived safe and sound today and I was very pleased to see them working away. They have nearly cleaned up all my greenflies in just one evening. If aphids decide to attach again I know who to call!" All the best, Will
"My ladybird larvae I ordered from you a couple of weeks ago have made an amazing difference to my roses! Thank you." Laura Gude by email
"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
"I ordered some adult and larvae Ladybirds a little while ago. I just wanted to say what fun they have been. The larvae have been happily munching greenfly and yesterday just when I thought they were ready to pupate I realised one of the adults must have laid some eggs cause I now have another generation of tiny larvae ready to take over. I feel so pleased to be helping swell the population and will certainly buy some more." Thank you Rosemary Tyler
"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
SB Invigorator- Use a combination of SB Invigorator spray and Ladybirds to control large numbers of aphids. Aphids are fast breeders (a female can produce 6-8 live young daily), so huge numbers can quickly appear and the best way to control large numbers of aphids is to spray 1st with SB Invigorator natural spray to reduce aphid numbers and then release Ladybirds to clear the rest and keep aphids at bay. SB Invigorator is an effective, chemical-free spray, which can be used to control aphids (as well as other soft-bodied pests such as mealy bug and scale) and because it is chemical-free, ladybirds can be released as soon as the spray has dried.
SB Invigorator - Controls aphids and used regularly will reduce fungal diseases such as mildew PLUS it contains a foliar feed to help plants recover from pest attack.SB Invigorator is not only highly effective, but it is also biodegradable and non -toxic ,which means it can be used in the garden, conservatory or in the greenhouse and on edible plants too - pick and eat straightway. It is suitable for use throughout the year. SB Invigoratoris brilliant at clearing heavy infestations BEFORE introducing Ladybirds. SB Invigorator is available as a 500ml ready to use spray or as a 250ml concentrate (makes 25 litres of spray).
"The plant invigorator spray is working beautifully on the aphids in the back garden and it is a pleasure to be able to spray something effective ,but based only on plant oils." Jacob by email.
Adult Ladybirds - Pack of 25 - available again in 2016
Adult Ladybirds - Pack of 50 - available again in 2016
100 Adult Ladybirds - 2 packs of 50) SAVING £4.00 - available again in 2016
Ladybird Larvae - Pack of 50 - available again in 2016
SB Invigorator - 1 x 500ml Ready to use Spray
SB Invigorator - 1 x 250ml Concentrate
Ladybird Larvae in Bags for release in trees
Ladybird Larvae in Bags for 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. Finished for this year - available again in 2016
Ladybird Larvae in Bags for 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 quick release system of 100 larvae with a cotton release bag. Available again in 2016.
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.
100 Ladybird Larvae and 1 release bag - available again in 2016
200 Ladybird Larvae and 2 release bags - available again in 2016
500 Ladybird Larvae and 3 release bags - available again in 2016
Glue Bands - 3.5m
Ladybird Breeding Kit
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. Ladybird Larvae are available NOW!
N.B. Ladybird Kits come with EITHER 25 Ladybird Larvae and food OR a VOUCHERfor the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food (so it can be given as a gift).
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 clear plastic breedingchamber(12cm in diameter), an educational poster, instruction guide and a EITHER 25 Ladybird Larvae and food OR a VOUCHERfor the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food (so it can be given as a gift).
How does it work?When you are ready to being, redeem the VOUCHER and within 7-10 days you will receive 25 ladybird larvae, food & instructions. Transfer the larvae to the breeding chamber and add the food. 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 LIVE Larvae and food
Ladybird Breeding kit with a VOUCHER
Ladybird Kit Refill - 25 lbird larvae and food - available NOW
Ladybird Houses and Accessories
Ladybird Houses- Our range of ladybird houses are designed to simulate the natural habitat sought by ladybirds for hibernation helping more of these beneficial insects survive the winter.
Special Offer - Buy a Ladybird House / mansion and 2 sachets of Ladybird Food and Attractant and save £2.00
Ladybird House - This attractive, hand-crafted, wooden habitat for ladybirds and other beneficial insects has a central chamber filled with natural material, which provides a cosy place for them to bed down. Holes are drilled in an upward angle, so the ladybirds can reach this insulated and safe inner chamber. If necessary the roof panel may be removed for inspection or cleaning. Position next to aphid infected plants, in a sheltered, warm spot away from prevailing winds in flower beds, rose or shrub borders or even in a planter on a terrace. Dimensions 30cm high x 15cm x 15cm.
Ladybird Mansion-This attractive, wall mounted Ladybird Mansion is perfect for providing all year round shelter for ladybirds and other beneficial insects. It is designed to be hung on a wall, fence or post and is ideal for positioning amongst climbing plants, which suffer from aphids i.e. climbing roses and honeysuckle. Made from FSC timber, this sturdy mansion will last for years. There are TWO viewing windows, so you can easily check on your gardener's friends without disturbing them. Position at any time of year on a wall, tree or fence amongst climbing plants, which are affected by aphids. Will provide shelter for other insects too and may also be used by solitary bees. Height 30cm x width 13cm x depth 17cm.
"I received my ladybird house today and I am very impressed. It is so well made and attractive the best one I have seen. Thanks again for a lovely product." by email
We had a very cold night over the weekend and I was pleased to see my first ladybirds using the ladybird house in the garden." Terry by email.
"After putting your ladybird house in the garden I've had loads of ladybirds and very little trouble with aphids" Mr. A from Bath
"Hi there, I have just bought your ladybird house and adult ladybird package. They are feasting on my aphid infestation which is great - they're almost all gone!" Maxine by email.
Ladybird attractant and food- Mix the powder with a drop of water and use in the garden or in one of our ladybird houses. This encourages ladybirds to stay in your garden giving you free pest control. Use from early spring onwards.
"I ordered some ladybirds and food attractant and I am very impressed!!! The ladybirds went straight for the attractant that I put on some plants and on their house. It was really interesting to watch and I just wanted to say thank you for the speedy service and fantastic products. Thanks again." Tania D by email.
Ladybird Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract ladybirds. The mixture includes 28 species including Borago Officinalis, Centaurea, Anthemis and Echium and others appreciated by ladybirds. This ladyird mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days.The ladybird seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and June.
N.B. Other Wildlife Seed Mixtures available - We also have seed mixtures for attracting Bees and Butterflies. To find out more CLICK HERE
Ladybird Field Guide - Did you know there are 26 species of ladybirds in this country? This attractive laminated field guide has pictures and descriptions of them all to help you identify the ones in your garden.
Ladybird Lifecycle Models- These meticulously designed ladybird lifecycle figures are an educational accessory to go with our ladybird kit. These accurate replicas are oversized making them ideal for little hands. There are 4 stages accurately detailed - eggs, larva, pupa and adult ladybird.
Ladybird House and 2 Sachets of food and attractant SAVING £2.00
Ladybird Mansion and 2 Sachets of food and attractant SAVING £2.00
Ladybird attractant and food - 2 sachets
Ladybird Seed Mixture - 3m2 pack - currently unavailable
Ladybird Seed Mixture - 7m2 pack
Ladybird Field Guide
Ladybird Lifecycle Models
Lacewing Larvae for the garden
Lacewing larvae - These natural predators of aphidsand other soft bodied pests are able to eat over 300 aphids each, so use them to clear heavy infesations of aphids in the gardeni.e. on rose bushes, trees and shrubsor to clear heavy infesations of aphids in greenhouses and concervatories.Lacewing larvae occur naturally in the garden, but often aphids numbers explode (especially in warm weather), so stop aphid numbers getting out of control by releasing lacewing larvae. In fact they will eat any pest in sight including mealy bug, scale and red spider mite etc, so they are a valuable addition to any garden. Available NOW.
Lacewing larvae - By releasing extra lacewing larvae, aphids can be controlled WITHOUT using chemicals. Lacewings are attractive flying insects with translucent pale green wings. We send you larvae in either a cardboard wafer (pictured right), tube or tub, which is then simply sprinkled over the affected plants. They soon settle down to feed on aphids and other soft bodied insects such as whitefly and thrip. They will then develop into adult lacewings, which will produce the next generation of larvae to feed on more aphids. Lacewing larvaeare safe for children, pets and wildlife and are easy to apply.
500 Lacewing larvae - 500 larvae - £19.99
1000 Lacewing larvae - economy tub of 1000 larvae - £34.99saving £4.99
"The rosebuds were horrendous- they were covered in aphids and also lupin stems. Lacewings completely cleared them and I haven't seen any aphids since." S.J. from London SW16
Lacewing Chamber- Lacewing larvae eat greenfly and blackfly plus other insect pests. They occur naturally in your garden and unusually they overwinter as adults, but 90% of lacewings do not survive the winter because of a shortage of suitable shelter. By placing a Lacewing Chamber in your garden, many more of these beneficial insects will survive the winter to control pests in the spring. Position Lacewing Chambers in late summer.
Lacewing Chamber- Place a lacewing chamber in your garden during the late summer (Sept). The wooden chamber comes ready to use and consists of a sturdy wooden box which will last for years and a straw insert. The straw is treated with a strong pheromone attractant to entice the lacewings into their new home for the winter.
Lacewing Chamber Refill- Replace the straw insert each year (Sept) to keep attracting lacewings.
"I bought lacewing larvae for a couple of years now and they’ve had a great affect on the aphids, so last autumn we put up a lacewing chamber too. Now I must admit that I was a little sceptical that it would actually work, but left it out and then stored it away for the winter. I put it out at the end of April (I only remembered when loads of aphids appeared on my roses) and I was pleasantly surprised to see little lacewing larvae just a couple of days later. Suffice to say the roses are now aphid free and the apple tree has stayed aphid free too. Many thanks for bringing to my attention a great natural product that really works." Regards Duncan
"It makes sense to offer these welcome garden visitors winter lodgings." Adam Pasco, Weekend Telegraph.
"The lacewing larvae were already running about and really pounced on the greenfly when I introduced them in the garden!" Best wishes Penny
"Thank you so much for the ladybirds, they are doing really well & seem to be quite happy in my garden, as they havent left yet! The lace wings arrived & are also doing well. Thank you for your quick & efficient service, I will be coming back soon for a ladybird house & butterfly house & also a butterfly kit for my nieces. Once again thanks a lot." yours sincerely Tina Wood
"Thanks again - the lacewings and ladybirds have had a great impact in getting rid of the greenfly from my plants and plum tree! Gary by email
Lacewing Larvae - pack of 500 - available now
Lacewing Larvae - economy pack of 1000 - available now
Lacewing Chamber including straw insert and attractant
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