Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler

Friday, 22 June 2012

Birgit's Timely Warning

I found this creature along with many others on a cistus bush. They are known to like citrus as well, and I have also observed them on my mimosa tree.

Comes from Australia, now worldwide. Scientific name:  Icerya purchasi.
Now the tiny nymphs have emerges from the cottony egg sacks - hordes of them! So now is the time to fight them, before they develop the protective shield. 

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