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Lily Beetles
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:36:03 PM »
Never had as many as I have this year, just squashed eight on one plant in a group of three with none on the other two plants.
David Nicholson
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 08:33:06 PM »
We have  still to experience the red lily beetle here in happy Aberdeen...thank goodness.... I expect, however, that your vigilance in seeking them out and dealing firmly with them when you do, is one of the best ways of dealing with the damn things. Messy, old-fashioned, maybe, but effective and "green" !

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Messy, old-fashioned, maybe, but effective and "green" !
That's squishing the bugs by hand, not you, David!! :o
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 08:36:25 PM »
Fits me to a tee!! :D
David Nicholson
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 08:39:46 PM »
There could be worse descriptions: I'd be prepared to own up to that one, too!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 02:51:21 AM »
You're not suggesting David is cabbage-looking are you Maggi?
Sorry, it's all these late nights watching Americas Cup racing. Only once to bed before 3am in the last 5 days. Another one tonight and then, hopefully, a few days respite before the REAL race gets under way.
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 09:45:53 AM »
I think Ian should get his guitar out and form a new band called the 'Lily Beetles' and sing songs dedicated to those of us who are no longer as green as we are cabbage looking! ::)
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 11:30:26 AM »
"It was 60 years ago today that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play"..................

40 years I don't believe it!
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 11:45:30 AM »
My first LP was 'A Hard Days Night', but 'Sgt Pepper' was better. It's wonderful to be here, it's certainly a thrill.
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Re: Lily Beetles
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 07:08:28 PM »
Oh to be 24 again! 8)
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