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Posted: 12/11/2015 at 12:24

Punkdoc - I'm so impressed by the good sense my daughter has acquired ... hope you are too

Chicky and DD - keep those men under control (but not under your feet) - glad they're both feeling a bit better

Sweet dreams Pat


Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 12:02
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

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....


That'll be the suntan and the Californian Diet

Pond Life

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:55

Fingers crossed for good weather for you

Slugs and snails getting smaller

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:01

I must remember to put my specs on when reading this board - I thought it said

Slugs and Snails getting Smarter!!!

Pond Life

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:54

That'd be good - photos would be even better

How to make a garden fence last....and last........!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:53

That's the problem - the fence was old and rotten and had been so for a long time; the ivy was holding it up - when the ivy became top heavy it pulled the fence down.

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:50

The American rose chafer appears to be Macrodactylus subspinosus  whereas the one found in the UK is Centonia aurata

They appear to be quite different - I think it's the ones in the USA that are bad for poultry.


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:40

Wonky - how did I have such a wise daughter


Morning all , especially those with aches, pains, tiredness and stuff on their mind ((hugs))

 Help yourself


Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:18

They do start off smaller Steve, and sometimes by the time they've eaten the rotting log they're in soil - but then they'd be bigger.

I'm wondering whether they're rosechafer larvae - often found in compost heaps.


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:12

Good morning Panda   It's ok , do't worry - I'll enjoy the sunshine for you

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