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Posted: 15/07/2015 at 05:38

Good morning all

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man (or woman) healthy, weatlthy and wise - well, two out of three ain't bad

Think I saw Swiss Sue posting the other day


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 05:32
Paul Anderson wrote (see)

,,,  can you both take an educated guess, they were small but larger than small if that makes sense etc

Not really - that would be like putting 'black beetle' into Google  - are you sure it's a beetle?  Could it be a weevil? 

You suggest aphids, but they're not beetles and they're not large. 

We need a photo and some sort of measurement.

What are they eating - the new growing tips and flowers, or the larger lower leaves?

And don't go spraying them with insecticide!

WHAT AM I? ... a dedicated community plant identification thread

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:06

Feel free to pop over onto Hello Forkers and have a chat

Wet soil

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:04

Foxgloves like free-draining soil - they won't like it. 

The hydrangeas should be happy there.

Pulmonarias and candelabra primulas would love it there

Accommodation in Bordeaux ?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:46

Maybe the local branch of the French Student Union may have some contacts?

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:43

Let us know what it says


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:41

I'd love to Fidget, but it's a bit of a trek from here   Looking forward to photos tho'

I picked goosegogs too - lovely sweet yellow dessert ones, ripe and sweet enough to eat as they are - Yellow Hinnomaki

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:36

Clambered about on the Shady Bank persuading Lonicera Graham Thomas not to leap off the fence and climb up into one of the ash trees - secateurs were involved! 

Deadheading of bedding plants in pots and roses.

Watering and feeding of courgettes.

Tieing back of autumn raspberries.

Picking of sweet and plumptious dessert gooseberries


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:31

Hi Paul and welcome

One of mine is about two foot six and blooming - all par for the course with hollyhocks - infinite variety

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:27
Linda Taylor2 wrote (see)

One of my rose bushes is playing host to Leaf Cutter Bees-one bush has lots of holy leaves, but other nearby bushes aren't affected. Is there any reason that anyone knows of as to why they seem to go for one bush and not the next??....

I think you probably have to be a Leaf Cutter Bee to know that  

It's probably quite a nice life - as long as you and your food don't get sprayed...

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