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Caterpillar

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 18:02

Vapourer - sounds like a genteel lady with the smelling salts on Downton 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 18:00

The BBC news said it's been 26C all over the place toay - Huh!  18C at the most here 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:46

Oh AWB, you should've said you were coming - I'd have waved 

It's been overcast and dank here all day - it's all right for you lot basking in the tropics 

Plant identification

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:43

Loads in Cornwall 

Caterpillar

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:41

Yes, found it - the Vapourer Moth 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/caterpillar-id/372043.html

Strangely my caterpillar had two dark yellow spots and two bright yellow spots, but definitely a Vapourer all the same.

Caterpillar

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:40

I had that on my rose bush the other week - we identified it - I'll find the thread .... hold on .... 

bugs

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:59

Was it like this one Gemma? http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/07/29/unknown-sawfly-larvae-on-roses-in-england/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:05

Fidget - he's a sensible lad, h made the right decision !!!

 Abercrombie & Fitch "models" are really shop assistants who wear A&F clothes at work and stroll around in the shop trying to persuade teenagers to buy the clothes.   They're the employees that are considered attractive, while the ones that are considered unattractive work in the fitting rooms and on the tills.  

So many of my friends' children/grandchildren get so excited that they're going to be A&F models, and find they're shop assistants and on their feet all day and working long hours too.  My step-grand-daughter is doing it in Brighton to subsidise her degree - it works quite well for students to make ends meet - but a career in modelling it aint. 

What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:38

There's also some bindweed in amongst that iris - that needs getting rid of - I'd get some glyphosate-based weedkiller and paint it carefully onto the bindweed leaves and leave it there until it dies and the leaves are brown.  That way the poison will travel back to the bindweed roots and kill them too. If you pull it up before that has happened the roots will keep regrowing. 

Just keep the dog off until the weedkiller has dried.  Once it's dry it won't harm him at all. 

What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:12

To the left of the archway, the shrub with white flowers could be a Philadephus (Mock Orange).

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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