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Bug on plants through post

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 10:00
fidgetbones says:

The third photo down is so similar to your original photo.

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 Fidget - I doubt the veracity of that photo ... it has been taken from the blog of a private individual posting from her New York garden ... she posted the photo with the caption

"Could these be ladybugs? These are the eggs on a leaf of the fig tree.

I feel responsible for them! I don't see any aphids. What will they eat? How will they survive? Should I make tiny ladybug bottles and go out there every fifteen minutes to give them a drink?" 

Hardly a reputable source. 

Now whenever you Google 'ladybirds' that photo comes up 

We have to be very careful not to take stuff on the internet at face value ... we have to check the sources as much as we can ... not only is there Fake News, there's Fake Almost Everything 

Last edited: 09 July 2017 10:02:48

Can anyone identify this tree please?

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 09:50


Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 09:25

I have taken my boot off and am wearing a pair of comfy sandals ... just to see how it goes ... OH has forbidden me from doing 'anything silly' .... so I'm sitting on the sofa with you lot for a little while ... it's lovely to feel fresh air around my toes 

A word on sticklebacks.

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 09:19

The usual advice is that, especially in small garden ponds, frogs and fish do not go well together ... the fish eat the spawn and tadpoles ( and the frogs attempt to be amorous with larger fish).

We find that our wildlife pond has enough life in and around it to keep us entertained without the addition of fish. 

Leasing plots of land for gardening

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 07:37

They'll see it on Monday Clari 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 07:36

Good morning all 

Flying visit late last night from son on his way home from successful gig at Lord Mayors celebrations. Then we just fell into bed and listened to Paul Jambikini. ... You lot were chatting late. 

Now I'm on my second coffee and heading for the shower ... 

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Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:22

Here you are Wonky 

"Repairing the Leak

Before getting started, let the pool dry completely before attempting to patch a leak, as moisture can prevent the glue from drying properly. Once the pool is dry, clean the surface with some rubbing alcohol and an old rag.

To repair a hole or small tear with duct tape, cut a piece of tape to cover the hole. Apply a layer of super glue to the entire sticky side of the tape. Apply the duct tape patch to the hole and hold it down until the glue starts to set. Before using the pool, make sure to let the glue dry completely. If a pool owner is using a repair kit, they can most likely find a self-adhesive patch. Typically, the self-adhesive patch needs to be trimmed to the proper size before the applying it to the hole." 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:19
WonkyWomble says:

Update on my paddling pool....found Flatters perched on edge dipping in paws, slipped, I heard a sort of piercing pop sound as he gained purchase with claws...  went out later to water the garden, no need to do the lawn...pool deflated or de Flattered even! 

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:18

Nannybeach ... Dachalover is in Russia ... Moscow area.  

We've just been eating ice cream 

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