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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:14

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60749.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

This was on our wooden garden table on the 13th September. Does anyone know what it is? I live in SW France so it may not be an English whatever it is sort of thingy.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:00

How long do sweet peas actually flower for? Mine started flowering early June (sown in Feb), flowered like mad all July then leaves started going brown in August. Is that normal or could it be that we went away end of July and my daughter forgot to pick or water them? Sorry if you've already said, but this thread is so long now it's not easy to find past information.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:44

Morning all. Quite chilly 8°

Post hasn't come yet.

Aching from manure shovelling yesterday. At least potting plants is peaceful, hardly energetic!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:32

Love the textures in the last pic Wintersong.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:24

I had an email from the French Post, my parcel will arrive tomorrow. I think it's 6 packs of 35 plug plants of violas and pansies, 1 pack of forget-me-nots, some erisymums, and some others. Each plug usually has 2 plants in it so if I'm careful with the potting up I will get nearly twice as many!

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 13:15

NO Steve, not to base, only trim off this year's growth with lavender or it won't grow again. Don't cut into the woody bit.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 13:08

Hello Matty. Matty is an old friend, thanks to gardening forums, we've been to each others houses when on holiday.

I'm not very techie, but on the bottom right of my screen is a little magnifying glass with a % sign. I've enlarged print on the screen to 115% by clicking on it's arrow.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:23

It'll be worth it and you will be glowing with a sense of achievement!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:17

Have had an email from the gardens open to public man. He now has a co-ordinator for Dordogne and is hoping to visit with him in 2 weeks. The garden will look more awful by then

http://n5.nabble.com/images/smiley/smiley_unhappy.gif

 The new "Open Gardens" scheme in France, for charity, seems to be gaining momentum.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:09

Glad Pa is OK Dove.

Fidget, can't get i player in France.

Spent the morning shifting rotted manure from the pile by the summer paddock field shelter to the pile at the end of the flower garden. 2 garden trailer loads, but that is 10 - 12 wheelbarrow loads. Lots more to do, 3 - 4 years worth, crumbly and black. The farmer cleans out the shelter yearly with his tractor. Shoulders ache. Would have done twice that 10 years ago. During the winter it will be used for mulching the flower beds, probably full of weed seeds, as usual.

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