I was going to mow the front lawn yesterday. It's usually not a long job, as the grass is quite thin. Well, you know. Not dense with lots of weeds and moss (like out back!)
But I was held up again and again - BY LADYBIRDS!!!!!
I'm happy to report that these are the genuine, British, 7-spot ladybirds, none of the dreadful harlequin breed that's coming over from the continent and threatening our lot! No, no no. You'll be pleased to hear the 7-spots are alive and well and currently holding a rave on my front lawn, flower beds, shrubs,weeds, in fact any where I looked to do some trimming or pruning.
In the end I mowed a wee bit in the middle, but kept stopping to move them onto flowers in 5s and 6s.... they made me smile. They are very welcome here :) I lefty most of everything alone. Deadheaded some flowers, watered some casualites. Then left quietly. Don't want to disturb them.It was great fun, like walking in on someone else's play time.
Sometimes it's the little things that save you!