ordered some ladybugs friends to eat the aphids on my two apple trees and one pear tree. i managed to kill most of the aphids last week by spraying them with lukewarm water with a bit of biodegradable dish soap. but, you have to do that all the time to keep them under control.
i missed the ladybug delivery before the weekend... i called purolator, i called home depot... they couldn't redeliver for THREE days! i was sure they would be ALL dead dead dead... but the ladies have arrived, and are all alive, and seem ok... it's pouring rain right now, so i put them in my fridge next to the salami + feta for a nice sleep. to be released shortly. this is exciting. my next purchase? an anteater.