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Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:12

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

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:10

Do they have legs?

Vine weevil larvae don't have legs. 

This ID chart might help


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:43

Good morning Steve - shame about the gingko trees   Will they replant with something else?


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

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:39

Thoroughly agree about the benefits of ivy - I love it and I spent a delightful hour yesterday photographing insects on ivy flowers

However, just a word of warning - Ivy which reaches the arborial stage (which is when it flowers and fruits) will become very heavy and in wind and rain it can pull a fence down.  When we viewed this house the fences were covered by ivy which had been regularly trimmed back - in the period between us deciding to purchase and actually buying and moving in the owner did not trim the ivy back - we moved in and the ivy had become thick and heavy and before we could cut it back, a day of heavy rain and strong wind resulted in this


If you're going to allow ivy to flower and fruit, which is when it is at it's most beneficial to wildlife, it has to be well supported - a fragile panel fence will not do the job.



Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:27

Good morning all G'day Pat

Hope you lot in the northwest have got your hatches well battened down and your climbers tied in - Abigail is on her way. - take care everyone ((hugs))

Coffee anyone?


Mares tail

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:14


happymarion wrote (see)

.........  It has no spores or seeds so if you clean the beds inside the barriers it will not return there.  



I wish it didn't have spores, but I'm afraid it does - the fruiting body looks like this and appears in the spring - cut down/pull up and bag and bin immediately you see them.


Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 06:54

Yes - we don't want to recommend squidging something wonderful - we need a photo


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 18:59

Yes Topbird - I know that GC and farm shop - they enticed one of OH's colleagues away to join them .  That being said, I've bought some very good plants there at reasonable prices.  

Welcome back Hosta


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:51

Topbird If he was on your hit list in September just you wait until this lunchtime's edition

Glad you enjoyed Norwich, it was a lovely sunny morning - which GC did you visit?


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:18

Not a 'blonde' moment Lyn, that was the plan for yesterday but it got postponed as I felt poorly - OH found fish curry in the freezer for yesterday

Pam, I'm really sorry about your old dog, but wish you much joy with your new one - we shall expect photos and a progress report you know

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