Friday, February 25, 2011

The culprits!

Number 2 son has been amusing himself taking photos of the caterpillars that have been eating our garden away. In just a few days they have eaten one pentas bush 1x1m to a pile of green sticks. Lucky they're so cute.
Who's been naughty?


At least they don't like the crepe myrtle, which for once a year is allowed to spread to it's branches covering other trees and blocking pathways, all for the enjoyment of it's gorgeous flowers.
Which in the recent showery weather proves a challenge avoiding dripping branches.


Our little hideaway has been almost hidden by flowers. Pity they don't last more than a few weeks.


But isn't it worth it!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
S





1 comment:

  1. How funny, this time last year I had the same problem with my pentas! We found one very large caterpillar on a little stalk which had previously been a pentas bush. We put him in a plastic takeaway container with a couple of air holes in the top and some more pentas leaves (seeing as he liked those so much) from another bush, and watched him form a chrysallis and after 2 or 3 wks turn into a moth. No butterfly, but still a fun (slow) activity. :)
    The crepe myrtles in bloom are stunning!

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