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Christmas At Husky

On Saturday 8-12-2001, we had our first Christmas dinner with Mum and Dad down at Huskisson.

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December 10th, 2001

Beneficial Creatures

The more beneficial creatures you can get to take up residence in your back yard, the less work you have to do to keep garden pests under control.

Lizards

Lizards clean up slugs, snails and other bugs. All they seem to want in return is a log or rock to live under and a pond or a few shallow containers of water left around the yard. Don’t use snail pellets if you’ve got lizards in your yard – they’ll die if they eat a poisoned snail.

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Insects

Despite their sissy name and girly looks, lady beetles are actually ferocious insectivores. They especially love sucking the juices out of aphids and mites. The fellow below didn’t cause that leaf damage – he’s eating the bugs that did!

Bees make sure all the flowers get pollinated properly.

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December 9th, 2001

Blue-Tongued Lizard

The easiest way to keep pests under control is to let their predators do it for you. I’ve got a team of lizards patrolling both front and back gardens, cleaning up snails, slugs and other pests. All they seem to want in return is a steady water supply and a few rocks to bask on and live under.

Here’s one of the team in action:

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Who needs snail pellets?

2 comments November 26th, 2001

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