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HELLO FORKERS!

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 http://ptes.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Larvae-ID.pdf

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:43

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

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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

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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.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

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?

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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.

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Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 06:54

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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?

HELLO FORKERS!

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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