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Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:36

Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:32

I think you're probably right daintiness. Maybe it's lost its back legs. Certainly the turned up tail is the r e.

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:29

Try  oedemera nobilis. Green flower beetle.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:51

Dont worry about the centaurea montana, gardengirl, every bit will be a flowering plant by june. You will be able to make several out of it next year. and the bumble bees love it.

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:42

I think  its probably a shield bug, but the picture is poor. Sorry thats the best I can guess.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:12

Stay in and keep warm, James. The garden isn't going to do much at this time of year. Time to sit with a warm drink and lots of catalogues and plan. Get well soon.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:01

I saw a crab apple "Harry Baker'  recently. big deep red fruit, almost big enough to be an eater. beautiful tree.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:58

Every gap between perennials, I have pushed a few bulbs in. Spread a few self seeded forget me nots around. Hibernate and wait until spring.

Jet Washers

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:48

Just dont buy it off the ideal home shopping channel on the tv- my dad had a bad experience- took months to sort out.

You will probably get a good offer in the January sales at the DIY warehouses or halfords.

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:26

I you have a look around some hawthorn, you might find a vole stash which has started growing. I found a lot of seedlings this way, and then potted them on for a year. Whips will be quicker than cuttings or seed.

 If you know where you want the hedge, you could just line out the seed there. It will germinate in the spring.

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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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