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what are they?

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 20:43

Rose sawfly caterpillars.

They've stripped some leaves on my Rosa glauca and Rosa Bonica.  I just prune the skeletons off.


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 20:16
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Hey Dove .......... Night Ma x

Night Worm, sweet dreams ((hugs)) x


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 20:01

Panda!!!  Wowzer!!!

 I know how much that means to you - brilliant news ((hugs))

Hello Wonky - you'll make me   There's a bit of weeding to do here before we go away ........ but it's so wet out there.


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 18:19

Hi Vickie - can you post us a photo please?  at this time of year it could be some caterpillars looking for somewhere to pupate before turning into beautiful butterflies and moths ............. or it could be leatherjackets or other baddies.

We need to know which it is before advising on action

To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post ...........

Show Time!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 18:14

Fantastic result!!!  Jolly well done!!!


Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson' dying?

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 17:58

The old lower leaves do die off - cut them off and clear them away to prevent rot setting in.

one yea later

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 17:57

Those look wonderful


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 17:47

It's not just rotting - it's feeding the crown so that you get lots of lovely rhubarb instead.

Any blackberries on the hedges around your way?  Blackberry and apple crumble would be even better



Posted: 05/09/2015 at 16:00
punkdoc wrote (see)

...  until I take up my rightful role as dictator in chief ..

Take your place behind me in the queue Pdoc

Hosta!  You met Pavarotti!!!!

I saw Princess Diana - I was really quite close - she was sooooooo thin. 

I also met Desert Orchid - he licked me and dribbled snot on my hand

Pat, for many roles I prefer Domingo's voice, but Pavarotti singing Italian opera and bel canto is just heaven. 

Ma was fine - the staff were helping her with some knitting - she used to knit all the time but stopped about ten years ago, saying her hands hurt, but I think it was because she got into muddles. Today she needed telling what to do for every stitch, but she was enjoying the help and attention.  Several residents  were knitting squares for a blanket, so while Ma and I chatted I did some rows for her.  She was very chuffed that her square was growing faster than the others  

She was very muddled about who I am, who her children are, where her mother and Pa are - apparently neither of them are as mobile as they used to be  

She's thinking of employing someone, a nice man, to look after her children ...........  he's coming for an interview next week.  I said that if he didn't turn up that would prove he was unreliable so she'd better not employ him - she agreed that was a good idea.  

Lesley, lunch by the sea was wonderful. 

The Irish Stew in the slow cooker is smelling wonderful. 


Are these wormcasts?

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 15:36

Yes, wonderful wormcasts - if there are a lot of them an alternative to sweeping them off when dry, is to gather them up and save them and use them mixed with sieved garden compost as a seed compost.

You haven't seen worms on the lawn 'cos they spend most of their time down there in the soil enriching, aerating and draining it.  Wonderful worms

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