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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 13:34

I assume it was your boiler that was serviced Steve


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 13:16

Possibly you have some aphids on your hedge - the wasps eat aphids - or are they possibly hoverflies rather than wasps - they're also the gardener's friends and eat aphids.

If you don't like wasps just leave them alone - they'll move on when they've eaten all the aphids - they won't be doing any harm.

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 13:07

They don't eat fresh green plants.   We have hostas and all sorts of tasty plants - the big orange slugs leave them alone - yes, the three you saw were 'doing what slugs do' when they get together. 

I leave them be

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:56

Rufus arion also known as the Large Red Slug - we have loads of them too!  Don't worry, they're good guys - they're carnivores and eat the little slugs which are the ones that eat our plants. 

They're out and about on damp nights at this time of year 'cos it's when they do their canoodling and make lots more Rufus arions - I love to see them - they're magnificent.

As they will also eat decayed vegetable matter, if you don't want to see them pop them into the compost heap.

ID please

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:46

Just as well it didn't happen in a couple of weeks' time when we're bombing down the motorway on our way to Cornwall - have to look on the bright side

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:27

I think educations about insects etc would be a great idea - if the programme were longer - but then, there's lots of things that it would be really good to include ....................if only the programme were longer

ID please

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:25

I would if I could Nut - car's in dock at the moment - big bang and something like a suspension spring went Boinnnng!!! on Friday night - booked into garage Tuesday

That's on top of the new windscreen being fitted Monday 'cos of the stones thrown up by a lorry the other day

Landscapers - advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:22

If you don't know anyone who's had some landscaping done, then ask the landscapers on your shortlist if they have customers you could visit/speak to for recommendation - I've been happy to do this for the builders we use as we're very pleased with his work.

Climbers, fences and shade

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:11

They're tough as old boots in the UK Obelixx - it's your low continental temperatures that are the problem

ID please

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:09

It looks like the pictures online ... maybe we'll have to go to E Ruston again and see if they have it there

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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