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Can anyone identify these critters

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:31

Hi Wilbur

They look like aphids/greenfly. 

Deal with them like this - I've copied the above from advice I gave on another thread a couple of weeks ago - it's the simplest way to deal with aphids on plants.

Good luck

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Fill a bucket with tepid water with a squirt of washing up liquid. Pick up a potted chilli plant with your fingers spread over the top of the pot to hole the compost in - turn it upside down and swish it around in the bucket until all the leaves are wet then turn it back the right way up and let it dry.

That'll sort them out.





Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:15

Hope Wonky got some of her washing dry yesterday - otherwise she's going to have it draped over radiators  


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 06:56

That doesn't seem fair ... you're supposed to be much wetter than us


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 06:49

If only I'd known you wanted rain Hosta, you'd have been welcome to ours


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 06:41

Good morning Hosta and everyone else when you arrive G'day Pat

Finger fully recovered thanks - ring back on and typing's fine    Rain bucketing down outside - in an hour I'll be taking the car to the other side of the city for it's MOT and service and getting two buses back   The rain has been arranged especially for me


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:53

OH did volunteer Fg, but I'd prepped most of it already so it was straightforward and he always washes up.

I'm ready for a doze now ............

Sweet dreams everyone - see you in the morning ...


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:45

Not raining here, but Mr Busch seems desperate for some entertainment ... just thought it'd be rude not to join in


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:34

Just tingly now SGL, like a nettle sting - I think I can bear it

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:33
Berghill wrote (see)

So, here it is, just watching a huge flock of rooks (ploughing is going on) and I was wondering when tow of them are flying towards each other, how do they decide which one turns right and which one turns left to avoid a head on collision?......

They're piloted by ex Red Arrows pilots - simples



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:30

They are very good

I sang in choirs from school age until my forties.  I used to work for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and the King of Hearts Early Music Centre in Norwich at the time Gareth Malone was at the UEA and was a member of the UEA choir - they were very involved in both the festival and the King of Hearts, performing for both  - he's always looked very familiar - I'm sure our paths must've crossed. 

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