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06/06/2013 at 08:12

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 Please can anyone tell me what this plant is?

06/06/2013 at 08:16

Solomon's Seal Charlotte.(Polygonatum) Good for a shady area with it's lovely arching stems of flowers. Watch out for sawfly as they strip the leaves later on. Pick them off if you see them chomping!

06/06/2013 at 09:20

Fairygirl is quite right on the identification and the sawfly warning.......

These catapillers are small and sneaky - they are exactly the samee green as the leaves and they often start on the UNDERNEATH of the leaves so always check - every day if you can - they can strip a whole plant in 24 hours!

lesson learnt here, the hard way........the same little blighters also got my goosgog bushes!

 

06/06/2013 at 09:24

Small and green? Mine are chunky and greyish colour.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=698

like those

 

06/06/2013 at 09:55

Yes I would go with dark grey fat and deserving of a good kicking. I saw the flies themselves around my plants this week, so now is the time to be vigilant.

06/06/2013 at 10:02

Yup, singularly unattractive fat grey caterpillars. What do the adult flies look like Punkdoc?

06/06/2013 at 11:27

Black with longish legs, slim and about the size of a house fly. They look like something you know will commit evil.

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