Dovefromabove


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Plant ID Please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:55

It looks like one of the varieties of sunflower - Helianthus - one of theshorter ones that has multiple blooms rather than  the tall single flowered ones. 


I think I'd move it into a bigger pot with ordinary multipurpose compost and keep it in a sunny sheltered spot. 

Bug ID please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 15:19

Can't see it very clearly 'cos it goes blurry when I enlarge it, but I think it's a ladybird larvae in the process of turning into a grown up ladybird 


A very good guy!

Last edited: 21 June 2016 15:20:42

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:55

  It won't self-seed unless you leave the seedpods to ripen on the plant. 

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:53

Mmm, yes 2 could be peony ...... 

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:48

1. Looks like a Cotoneaster, possibly C. horizontalis


2.  Possibly hellebore leaves


3.  An ash tree seedling.  Dig it out!!! 

White tiny dots on lily pot

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:19

I've enlarged the photo and can see the white dots and what I think is the insect.


Are they really pests?  Are they doing any damage?  Or are they just part of the micro-fauna that contributes to the health of the soil - there are millions of them, ones you can see and ones you can't


It's really not a good idea to kill creatures indiscriminately - your garden will be the worse for it.  


I would leave them alone - they're probably just part of nature's wonderful world. 


Tree/Leaf infection

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:48

They're leaf galls, caused by a tiny insect.  They do little harm to the tree and are nothing to worry about.  My grape vine is covered with them 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:45

LillyP - wonderful news!!!   So pleased for you all ((hugs))


Hosta   Forkers, I can confirm that he is but a shadow of his former self 


It's lovely out there - we've been in the garden since just after brekkie - OH has dug over the  rest of the veg patch so I'll get a teepee  erected and so some Borlotti beans .  The broad beans are over now so some Swiss Chard (Lucullus) will go in that patch. 


I've summer pruned the espalier pear - we have fruit on it for the first time - the June drop has happened so fingers crossed 


Now I'm going to summer prune the goosegogs ... 

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:40

Maybe leaf cutting bees and A. N. Other?

Feeding tomato plants .

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:39

Don't see why not 

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ID please

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