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what have i got here?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:21

Oh!  How did that happen?

Not sure about Salix caprea - leaves don't look right to me - but I haven't got a better suggestion and Nut's usually right in these matters



what have i got here?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:13

Hi tractor-gw (is that tractor agricultural or Ipswich Town FC related?)

To upload a picture you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts.  Afraid it doesn't work for iPhones - yet

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:12
pansyface wrote (see)

I live a very sheltered life - I'd never heard of Himalayan knotweed. 

Something new to worry about now.

It's coming to get us Pansyface


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:01

Well done KEF's niece and the best of luck in whatever she decides to to - my understanding is that nowadays ballet schools make sure that academic studies are not neglected - they know that dancers need a life after ballet

I've just booked tickets for us to see Much Ado at The Minack when we're in Cornwall - must take cushions, thermal undies, waterproofs, pasties, flask of coffee and beer for OH.

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:51

I remember hearing recently (radio or tv) that contrary to popular belief, bats have some vision - however their echolocation is far superior.

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:29

Grow nectar sources for night-flying moths

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:26

Think Pansyface was referring to Himalayan Balsam, not Himalayan Knotweed.

The Knotweed will need weedkiller - I'd use glyphosate.

Unidentified Pest

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:22

Think pieris lacebugs are brown rather than white

Doesn't look like vine weevil to me.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:15

Keeping out of the cream/jam/cream debate - I've made a batch of cheese scones

 Help yourselves .......

Unidentified Pest

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:09

It looks to me like one of the scale insects and their white waxy egg masses

The plant may look healthy now but inless got rid of the scale insects will suck the sap from it and weaken it.

Good luck

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