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Unknown Bug

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:31

Pic's a bit blurry, but I think it's a Bishop's Mitre Shield Bug  quite common, not a problem, but it would be happier outdoors, pop it into some grassy undergrowth in the garden.

Tomato Tree!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:51

Two different plants.

The longer lived  'Tree Tomato' with a woody stem is a Tamarillo - Solanum betaceum


The 'tomato tree' grown at the Disney resort is simply a supported tomato vine Solanum lycopersicum , grown from a strain developed to grow a long vine, whatever Walt Disney Co.,  choose to call it.


There are people all over the internet, preying on the gullible, purporting to sell seeds from 'Tomato Trees', or 'Italian Tomato Trees' or whatever, using the Disney photo 

Dandelion Dilemma

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:06

If there's something that eats the roots of dandelions then we need to know about it ...


Just a thought - are there any keen gardeners just downwind of your lawn?  Do you think that someone might just have dabbed the dandelions with some Roundup Gel while you weren't looking, in order to prevent the seeds blowing onto their lawn and causing problems?

When we moved here the lawn was in a similar state to yours, and the neighbour's lawn chap said he was very tempted to treat this lawn when he treated next door's just to prevent their problem from getting worse.  He's very relieved that we now deal with our own dandelions.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:48
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

On a lighter note: it was 20 years ago to-day that I met OH. 

Awwwwww!!!  How lovely

We've been together 20 years this year too

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:17

It's all going on underground at the moment

Plant ID

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:05

What a weird way to sell seeds - one can only imagine that they had a spillage in the packing department and swept them all up and passed them on like that ...

Plant ID needed please

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:00

I think the rose may well have come from a suckering rootstock. 

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:55

Wot they said


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:45

Good morning all

Verdun ((hugs)) - hoping for better news very soon. 

Lovely pics RB

Looking forward to seeing more pics of new doggie - many years ago when I was little my Grandma had a dog called Susie - I used to think that the Everly Bros record  Wake up Little Susie was about her

Still overcast here and quite wet underfoot, but there's some patches of blue sky in the west so sunshine shouldn't be too long in arriving.  That being said, I have to head into the city today for a hair cut. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:59

Hurrah!  Now you believe us don't you

And they will start growing upwards - look at  all those lovely healthy new shoots - and this time when they grow upwards it'll be thick and bushy, not lanky and spindly.

We're turning you into a gardener

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