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Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:57

Don't know any sawflies that have purely friendly intentions, but I tend to regard them as food for the birds rather than worry about them

Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:53

Think its the larva of the Pear Slug Sawfly

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear_slug

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:23
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Hi Dove, hope the pain is easing. xx

The new splint is certainly helping - thanks Lily

Rhubarb!

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:17

Give it lots of room  

Don't let it dry out in the summer.  It can be grown in a container but it'll never produce at its full potential.

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:19

Afraid that looks like a blight-type condition - lots of them about this year - the conditions have been perfect for it. The appearance of black blotches on the stems is a real indcator.

The fruits look as if they're changing colour so I'd remove them all - keeping them on the trusses if you can -  discard any blight affected fruits - and place the sound ones indoors in the warm.  Most of them will ripen.  It's what I've had to do with mine.

Take up the plants and bag and bin them.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:10

It's definitely a round squash of some sort - probably a Crown Prince possibly crossed with something else - loads and loads of flowers of both sexes, but no fruit has set.  Never mind, it's absolutely beautiful

My new splint has arrived, courtesy of my daughter - her stepmother works for an orthotics company, and armed with the appropriate measurements she's sent me a smart black splint that is comfortable, much more supportive, and yet lets me use my fingers without flexing my wrist - wonderful   And even better, it doesn't smell as if it's been worn for a week on a sweaty arm

The old one is in the wash as I type

not happy

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:22

Possibly Fig Rust?  The conditions have been perfect for it

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/figs-disease-rust.htm

It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:27

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 Have a lovely day

gotit

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:22

Hi Alan - I've replied to your PM

Help - I need to move frogs

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:21

Yes, I think Bekkie's right - make somewhere else more attractive to them.   Piles of dead leaves, log piles, upturned broken pots in a quiet corner, then start making their current home less 'homely'.  They'll move

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