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mole plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:02
gardenning granny wrote (see)

Thanks Nutcutlet - it appeared on a euphorbia in my Languedoc garden last year and after searching the internet for caterpillar images to identify I finally searched for "caterpillar on Euphorbia" and there it was - the Euphorbia Hawk Moth!  It spent about five days on one plant before vanishing, and without doing that much damage to the euphorbia either.

Yet another reason for growing the Caper Spurge 

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:00
David K wrote (see)

I mentioned 'HDR imaging' earlier, whilst I can accept it will be of little interest to most of you, this is a photography thread, so I feel I should mention it.

This is a brief YouTube tutorial that outlines the procedure:  


Thank you David - very helpful 



Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:11

Sorry Lily, two chump chops, two hungry people - none left.  

Can thoroughly recommend this wine tho  really really more-ish 

Verdun, sorry, didn't mean it (see Camera thread ).  Have worked a lot with young people on the high end of the Autistic Spectrum - I've met some fascinating people and had some very rewarding times.  One of the things I miss most about work is the mind-stretching times working with some of my special youngsters. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:55

We're waiting Verdun .................. but not holding our breath ..................... I'll get my coat ................. quickly 

Absolutely agree with Punkdoc - 'virtually' unanimous 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:49

That's brilliant Rosie - as I've said, this is a relatively new garden so I've not got a lot to take cuttings and divisions from, but I'll sow extra this spring, and my son and I may well be making some trips across to family in South Wales so could hook up with you to bring stuff from East Anglia - we don't have big cars, but we could do something. 

Talkback: How to plant a fruit tree

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:41

Hi lindawalker

Conference pears are semi self-fertile and will produce a crop without a pollination partner - however they will produce a better crop with a partner from the right group - it is not another Conference that they need, but one of these

If you're looking for a pollination partner for Conference - can I recommend Concorde - my favourite pear of all time and a good match for Conference.

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:33

Hi Eddie3 

When I lived out in the sticks and had a woodburning stove I used the ash in layers in the compost heap.  We also spread it on the veg patch and allotment in the winter and forked it in and left the winter weather to do the rest  - more info here


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:29

You're pushing your luck Panda 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:15

It's been gloriously sunny and dry here for most of the day - a pleasant breeze pushing the white fluffies along - the soil's drying out and the farmers were back working on the higher land 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:11

That's fine Panda - all the more for us 

KEF, shall I get you a black coffee ready in the morning?  

We've got some Danish pastries proving in the kitchen - I'll pop them in the oven when I get up first thing tomorrow - is that more to your liking Panda 

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