Dovefromabove


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Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:26

Hi Sheps


No idea which that is, but unless there is a huge infestation I tend to leave such things for the birds and wasps etc to sort out.


I'm a little concerned by the inference in your question that butterflies = good and moths = bad 


Is that what you meant?

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:26:55

Cuttings

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:08

Have a look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-rose-cuttings/ 


and here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/8822851/Make-a-slit-trench-for-hardwood-cuttings.html 


I usually use the slit-trench method.  Don't worry about the cuttings losing their leaves.  


As for hydrangeas, I find the best way is to prepare your cuttings, take off most of the leaves, and cut the  top leaves in half, thus reducing moisture loss.  I then put the cuttings in a jamjar of water and pop them on a shady windowsill in the kitchen and leave them there.  After several weeks they begin to grow roots.  When the roots are several inches long I separate the cuttings and pot them up. 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:53

Good luck with the toad Liri 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:26

Bushman ((hugs))  

Work

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:03
HORTICO says:

Dovefromabove says:

I like whistling men 


See original post

 Oh Dove really.  Do you wolf whistle men or do you like men who can whistle?


See original post

 Don't be ridiculous - I didn't say 'whistling at men' and I wasn't talking about offensive sexist behaviour, as you know perfectly well. 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:56

Morning Fairy  Have a good day 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:55

Have a good journey home Hosta  - shame about last night   i find that really busy hotels are rarely good places to sleep unless they're at least 4 star. 


Jolly windy overnight, but still quite warm and sticky. 


Relieved to hear that Dutch cyclist is reasonably ok after that horrendous crash. I thought she must've broken her neck at the very least!  Chris Boardman said that he thought the course was dangerous 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:29

Good morning all 


Chard will put up a pretty big flowering spike in its second year as will the other beets

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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:43

That looks pretty dramatic Fairy!  I've just checked our garden thermometer which is in a sheltered shady spot - it says it reached 30.6 today! No wonder all the plants are flagging. 

What is this weed is it knot weed?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:12

I would get it professionally treated - a professional firm will give you a guarantee and come back and treat it if it recurs - otherwise you may have problems when the time comes to sell the house as most mortgage companies will not lend on homes that are affected by JKW  - it is one of the questions that form part of the Contract of Sale and to lie about it is of course, against the law, and you could end up having to reimburse any future owner if you have said that the property has never been affected by JKW. 

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