... but not when they are having breakfast, lunch and supper on my Clivias !!
Spotted these catepillars having a feast on my Clivias when I came home from my 'brisk' walk this morning.
Needed to get into some 'training' before hubby and I go off for a weekend to the Drakensberg in two weeks time. There are always such beautiful walks and trails in the mountains - we are not 'hikers' but do enjoy a couple of hours walking the mountain trails. We are heading off for the Central Drakensberg this time - our usual stop is Northern where there is the magnificent Amphitheatre but this time we are going Central to the Champagne Valley. Been in that area years ago, so thought it was time for a revisit.
More info on this breathtakingly, beautiful part of our country -http://www.drakensberg.org.za/
We've also had the 'lawn catepillar' having a nibble at the lawn too. Managed to stem that before it became a huge problem and kill off the entire lawn. They are nasty little things too ... in a couple of hours the whole lawn can go from lush and green to brown and dead!!
With the children and the dogs, I am always reluctant to use the chemical poisons but in this case that is the only solution. I also wait until the boys have gone home and the dogs are inside before I go around with spray or 'poison stuff' in the watering can. Fortunately I curtailed these little green worms, but I am left with a little brown patch ... explaining to the kiddies the following day, not to walk on that area as the poison hasn't sunk in yet.
Connor now avoids 'this little brown patch' and runs around it when he plays, telling me of the "worm" !!
Showing mommy where the "worms" are !! ... in mommy's shoes!