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Asian Caterpillar

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:18

So many caterpillars look very similar.  It does look a bit like a Buff Tip, but it also looks similar to pics of the Asian Box caterpillar - from info on the RHS site it seems that the Asian Box caterpillars feed beneath a web - are yours wandering freely over your shrubs or have they spun a web? https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=760

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:10

Thinking of you and your family Fishy ((hugs))

compost bin alive with slugs

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:10

My compost bins are about 1m x 1m x 1m.  They're both full at the moment, so to turn them I'm going to  put a tarpaulin/plastic sheet on the ground and empty a bin onto it, stir it around and load it all back into the bin. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:48

Best of luck OL

Plant disruption - Spring or Autumn

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:47

If your soil is contaminated by lead it can seriously affect the value of your property.  It's also not safe to consume vegetables/fruit grown in it - there are serious health issues - so if the council are prepared to sort it out I'd jump at the chance. 

To be honest I think I'd fit in with whatever timescale the council can offer - they rarely stick to them anyway - and use any ensuing damage as an opportunity to re-vamp the garden a bit - every cloud has a silver lining and all that

Mystery French plant

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:39

Ooops, I got waylaid by a cup of coffee - I see that plenty of people are around to help

Mystery French plant

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:37

It looks to me like a verbena - possibly the one called Spanish Flag, or something similar. 

Not sure if it would be hardy in the UK - probably fine in the south west, so it depends where you live - it might survive with some protection - I'm sure someone who knows will be along shortly.

poorly

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:18

Mine always has a few bright yellow leaves at this time of year - pick them off before they fall if they offend your eye. 

If all the leaves go yellow then you have a problem some come back and let us know

saving trees from a new garden building

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:15

Bumping again .... anyone got any ideas?

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