CMR beetles

CMR BeetleThese things were the bane of my life when we had two hundred and fifty rose bushes. Our gardener Rabson, spent hours chopping their heads off with secateurs…all his other assassination attempts didn’t work, the chemical just runs off that shiny armour.

CMR Beetle

Recently someone told me to put a bright yellow bucket with a little water in the bottom near the roses. The CMR Beetles are attracted to it, they plop inside, she says and drown….

I hate them. They turn this…

CMR BeetleInto this…

CMR BeetleI’ve always called them CMR beetles (I’m told CMR is because they share the same colours as Cape Mounted Riflemen!) Some people call them blister beetles and they do give you blisters if you assassinate them by squashing. That’s why I behead them, but will try death by drowning later in the season.

CMR BeetleMunch, munch, munch…off with your head, off with your head!

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “CMR beetles

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s