Home > Animals and wildlife, Gardening > A drop in the ocean

A drop in the ocean

White-spotted rose beetles floating in a jar

We’re in between bloomings of the roses at the moment: first wave over, second wave still in bud.

It’s to this that I attribute the concentration of white-spotted rose beetles in the few, small, yellow and white roses that there are.

There’s no point trying to pick the beetles out and save the roses: I just cut the rose heads off and plunge them straight into water.

More beetles float out from deep inside the roses than one would think could fit in there.

But with such a massive beetle population, my efforts are still only a drop in the ocean.

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: