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Growing Garlic

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:37

Hi Brian 

I think the information you need is on this thread 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-andamp-veg/garlic/379440.html 

Hope that helps 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:30

Caterpillars have legs -  eggs don't.  Flowerbird says the things on her camellia don't have legs.

 

Cabbage white butterfly caterpillars are only likely to be on plants from the brassica family, cabbages, cauliflowers, kale etc and  a few ornamentals e.g. nasturtiums.  

 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:02

One way to prove it - close up photo and see if they've got any legs 

Help Red Beetles

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:00

I do as Fidgetbones says - it takes a couple of minutes and it works.  

My lilies are just about to bloom 

Seemples 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:54

Phew!  Temp got up to 27.9C today - at the moment it's 24.6C  bright sunshine and white fluffies 

Lots done today - two pots of Morning Glories potted and a dozen around canes in the front garden - quite gritty soil there so snails aren't keen on it - I shall put a slug pub nearby.  Lots of cutting back done - most of the Sweet Rocket had gone over so I've cut them back, and the Aquilegia alpinas and irises too, and taken the last of the dead tulip leaves off.  I'm always a bit reluctant to cut them all back, but when I'd done it I could see that the planning had worked - once the aquilegias were down the lovely pink of the DA rose Mayflower came to the fore, and the plummy and green shades of the astrantia - I love it when a plan works 

I've also done lots of watering - this free draining loam is lovely most of the time, but the veg patch does need keeping an eye on or plants begin to wilt.  

Now a curry of leftover lamb is simmering on the hob - ready in 10 mns.  

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:01

Those aren't caterpillars!  They're scale insect eggs!!!

Bashing head against brick wall type smiley needed!!! LOL 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:57

Just check my last post before you do that - I think you may have a scale insect infestation on your camellia - the adult scale insects will be on the branches of the camellias.  They're pretty well disguised.  You'll need to treat the adults or they'll weaken your camellia.

You may well have cabbage white butterfly caterpillars on other plants in your garden, but what you have on your camellia is not them. 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:50

Having checked the RHS page on Camellia problems, I think these are the eggs of the cushion scale insect. 

If you click on the 5th picture along on this page http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=771 you'll see what I mean. 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:41

Those aren't cabbage white eggs, they're small and yellow, like these 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48835.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:38

I'd rather find out what something is before I go around killing things indiscriminately.  

If you read this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-andamp-veg/red-currant--spikey-caterpillars/98011.html  you'll get what I'm on about. 

Let's try to identify them - anyone got any ideas? 

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