Monday, 14 May 2018

Ladybird Invasion

There has been an invasion...we are over run!  Ladybirds have taken over our little cottage and I am loving it.  It is a little fun and brightens up what can be quite a stark garden.  The tyres were found in the outbuilding when we arrived and it was so much easier to make use of them than it was to try to get rid of them.  They match the rocks that I painted to keep the lids of the bins down, a little colour to brighten our day.


They also make great door stops and help to keep the gates secure against the winds.



They have started to multiply and can be seen guarding some of the plant pots.



The tyres have already become a wonderful addition to the garden, a double tyre used to plant up some carrots.  They are settling in well so I am hopeful that we might get a a small crop.


Rhubarb was planted in one but sadly is not doing so well, the rabbits seem to favour that tyre and are constantly chewing the rhubarb.


I painted some wooden spoons black to use as antennae, and use as labels.



Although still  chilly we are beginning to see a little sun which certainly makes us feel a little better.  Jobs once again are starting to get done outside, slow but steady.  The daylight hours are lengthening, giving us some stunning evening skies which we enjoy looking out over the croft.




As always I thank you for your visit to my little space in blogland and for your uplifting comments and finally just because...


See you soon.

31 comments:

  1. A post which made me smile! Thanks you.

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  2. that is the kind of bug invasion I would not mind at all. You scared me with the title!!

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  3. They're all so lovely. I'm so pleased you're beginning to get some brighter weather. X

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  4. So cute.. Love those "ladybirds"..

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  5. What a lovely thing to do. I bet you smile each time you spot one in your garden

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  6. I love your invasion, Lorraine...clever and practical! We had a sunny weekend and the warmth felt sooooo good. We got lots of moving chores done and are grateful for the progress. Thanks for sharing your sunset and nearby lamb, too. Precious. :-) xx

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  7. That’s the coolest kind of invasion! I have an Instagram friend who has an invasion of cottages. All of her rocks are quaint cottages.But Ladybugs are very cheerful and they are doing a great job of holding down the fort.

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  8. Love the lady bugs, have to ask the resident artist to paint a couple for our garden.

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  9. Oh, I love the ladybugs. So cheerful and happy. I bet the neighbors smile everytime they pass by your garden. I wish you lived closer. I have lots and lots of rhubarb this year and I would gladly share with you.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  10. I like those Lady Bugs and the tires too! You have great ideas.

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  11. So cute and cheerful! What a great idea.. As always love your pics of your wonderful area... xo

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  12. Such a darling invasion. I really like how you've added color and creativity to your garden. And the bonus lamb at the end--darling. ♥

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  13. You are awesome. So creative. Love the things you come up with and such fun things.

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  14. What a really great idea! With some of the dreary weather you have they will certainly cheer you up and keep you smiling!

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  15. I love your ladybug planters and rocks! I've always loved the little colorful creatures and welcome them on the farm where they eat other bad things. It's looking very green and growing on your island croft! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. Ladybug invasion looks good to me. What a fun idea! We're having quite warm weather here and I need to keep my potted plants watered. Hard to do on work evenings, especially after dinner and going on a walk. All I want to do it sit! Glad your weather is warming and more light in the evening is nice! Have a blessed week!

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  17. How wonderful, love the ladybirds:)

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  18. What a lovely idea !!!!
    Colorful and funny !
    Nice pics !
    Have a shinny day !
    Anna

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  19. Awww, how cute is that little lamb. The ladybirds are lovely and I'm sure they bring a smile to everyone who sees them.

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  20. Cute ladybugs. I hope to roll some old tires out of my old goat fencing and get weeds planted in them. Time will tell.

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  21. What a good way to use those tyres! You're very creative. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for the lovely comment. I'm pleased to be back blogging and in contact with blog friends once more. Bless you and your husband. Have a good week!

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  22. How cute! We like to paint rocks too, it's fun to see what you can make them look like with a little imagination. I have one we painted like a fish right near the front gate. Anyone who comes up can see it there, which is fun. I love the tires, you're very clever!

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  23. I am loving your ladybirds!! Funnily enough, I saw some stones which had been painted as ladybirds on Facebook yesterday and thought I might have a go - you've convinced me. They're fab.x

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  24. Oh sweet friend, your ladybirds are just the sweetest! I would love to make some with my son :) And that last picture is just too cute.

    Hugs!

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  25. I love the ladybugs in your garden! They are cute! The tires are so pretty and the ladybugs brighten up your garden!

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  26. What an excellent idea you had with the tires ! I transformed pebbles into cats, also for all kind of use. They look so cute your ladybugs !

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  27. So you call ladybugs ladyBIRDS there? And midges are mosquitos?

    I love our differences in vernacular - so so interesting!

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  29. un'idea veramente originale, carinissima!! Adoro le coccinelle :) un bacione

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  30. Oh....I just love your ladybird rocks and tyres. They look so pretty.
    Hugs-x-

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