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Unidentified bugs-what are they?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 01:32

Not sure how to take that WonkyWomble?

Was your mam  with you. 


Where can you get the Aliminium edgeing?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 01:22

Did you want to say Aluminium or aluminum sorry to be a Pedant. I think Hoster Fan normally jumps in first. He can owe me.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 01:14

Remember 2 years ago, just before Christmas  when I asked you all, what do you think I've been doing today and showed you, this

Or a very similar image to this one.

Yes it was me giving my OH her first driving lesson and not buying a Christmas tree   ( that was the pun

What realy is not funny now is she has passed her test and still controls my money!!!

( We are still euro aren't we  and she is still beautiful )

Nice to be wrong half the time.

Last edited: 19 June 2016 01:15:54

Unidentified bugs-what are they?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 00:03

WonkyWomble. Your easily pleased, just like your mum who will now not be. Sorry Dove

I love you all but don't tell OH.


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 23:54

They are lovely covered in chocolate (dark, my preference) on a cocktail stick at christmas. 

I bet you have never tried that one!

It also depends on how you cook them. (steamed in whiskey works for me) Who wants a soggy sprout.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 23:41

Hi again.

At the beginning of this week I had a total worm collapse with my recycle green worm boxes. They all died.

I normally keep them uncovered in a cold garden shed with sun light but i decided to cover the top of them with a black plastic sack to speed things up (in the dark)

It worked but it also kept the moisture in and all the pot worms and red wigglers came to the top in a big sea of worm slime. They hate sunlight remember. Unfortunately the black bag cover also trapped in all the obnoxious gasses and it was this that killed the bins. 

I thought I could speed things up but mother nature said no!

Anyhow I have just dug out my larger worm bin that was started in April from scratch with worms when it was very wet and very cold. Take a look.

That is about 1.5 to 2 foot of the best worm compost. 

What I did find that is undigested and a very nice purple colour is this and to be honest I do not have a clue what it is. It's like a mould.

Can any of you help me with is ID please. (its like a root or stem but the worms won't touch it ???

I bet it makes the most fantastic dye.

Anyone know what this mould or colouring is as it is a quite beautiful vibrant colour and has been buried deep for 3 month but the worms will not touch it.

I'm stumped.

Kind regards.


Last edited: 18 June 2016 23:45:29

Unidentified bugs-what are they?

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:36

Hi mmbforrester and Ladybird4.

I do not think they are shield bugs/ stink bugs as they have a very specific shield pattern (as adults), The shell is easily to distinguished.

Until you can get us a closer image then they can only be small hedgehogs from the borrowers???

Your bugs are in the pupa or larva stage unfortunately and I do not know if it is helpful to plants or not?

What is the plant????


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:20

Hi flowerpower15

Beetroot is at it best when it's about GOLF BALL to TANGERINE size. It needs leaf to get to this size so, please protect the leaf from bugs and predators.

Please eat about a cup full, along with a apple and carrot every day!

Pests can be a problem for all 3 items, especially now the chemical controls have been banned but that is a good thing and they are no longer poisoning us. 

What could be worse than finding a worm in your apple or carrot?

Perhaps half a one? 

Chemical free, obviously.

Neighbours Ivy damaged fences severely

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 01:19

No, unfortunately this is too common these days. Laurajaynew86.  There is no easy way out.

The Ivy will not rot you fence! Your rotten fence is due to it getting old and rotting. That is it. Time for a new fence, unfortunately.

(sorry if that sounded harsh as it was not intended to sound that way.)

Be forceful and stick to your guns. Know the law and state it to your neighbours. Record as much as you can.

If the police have already been involved then I don't hold out hope for a amicable outcome but you can stick to the law and that should get you through.

P.S. The law can be a ass and will not always be on your side.

Good luck with this.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 00:56

Hi Pat E.

Hope things are well for you down there, I've been thinking about you.  (sorry could not find the forkers thread)  I'm off to bed now so hope to catch you early in the morning or late at night for you!



Last edited: 14 June 2016 00:56:45

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