Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:54

Morning all.
Hope you are feeling better today, Dove. OH has a cold, hope I don't get it, I want to sort the garden and I'm babysitting grandchildren on Tuesday.

1° and misty this morning. Hope the sun comes out, sheets and towels to hang up.

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:47

Have just looked up rose chafers. Rather confusing, the English sites describe them totally differently to the American sites. But they are agreed that they are toxic to birds and shouldn't be given to chickens. English beetles are metallic green, I definitely have them. I also have rose leaves eaten down to skeletons. American ones seem to be reddish brown and slim.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rose-chafers-on-garden-roses.htm 

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:35

That's a useful chart, Dove.

I have stag beetles and larvae. The larvae, when I come across them (not often) are very big. I have smaller larvae in my compost heap, had wondered if they were vine weevils but now I think they are rosechafer. I shall look them up. I usually chuck them out for the birds to eat. Apparently chickens like them! I did Google it all some years ago, but there wasn't a foolproof answer. I think the legs, or lack of, have it!

Warm Autumn

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:46

I saw a butterfly today.

gladioli

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:44

I don't think they need warm conditions. I don't even dig them up. When it's a hard winter I loose some though, but with an average sort of winter they come up again.

Grey curved things

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:38

I hope they weren't vine weevil larvae. http://www.gardenforumhorticulture.co.uk/pestwatch/vine-weevil.htm 

storing dahlias

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:35

That happened to me too, Tetley

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:33

We are buying a second home, Wintersong. OH and I both love England but we moved to France for our previous spouses, who died some years ago. OH was trying to sell his house in France when he met me. The house is now sold, but he stayed here for me. For various reasons to do with my children in France and French inheritance laws I can't sell this house to go and live in England full time. So hence the cottage in Norfolk, which is where my grandfather came from. My grandmother was from Suffolk.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 19:19

That would be lovely Topbird. I'm sending you a PM.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 18:41

Welcome back Hosta.

Ooh Topbird, we must visit that nursery when we have our cottage. But of a drive but quite do-able. Cottage is south west of Norwich.

I've spent most of the afternoon cutting back stuff in the long border. Been a nice day.

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