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Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 10:20

Thanks , Daintiness. I would never have guessed it as a wasp. What I thought might be a sting is an ovipositor for laying eggs into caterpillars. Gruesome.

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:59

I think you mean the Euphorbia griffithii  fireglow, diddy. I just dug a load out. I never get seed off this. You can have a chunk of root when it dies down. It does tend to spread though. The leaves turn red in Autumn.

Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:54

Bug on the bronze fennel flowers. Does anyone know what it is?



Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:50



final product. another ladybird to eat all the aphids.

granny bonnet

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:22

There are two schools of thought , Lulu. You can sow now in trays, and they may germinate soon or in the spring. Or you can sow in the ground where you want them to be. If you have lots of seed you could try both methods.

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:14

I have Nigella papillosa (big seed heads) if anyone wants to to save seed.

 Also an unnamed salvia? , that is bone hardy perennial, rosettes of hairy leaves, spikes of whorls of lavender blue flowers that the bees love. will flower from june to september with deadheading. Originally grown from RHS seed but I lost the label.



Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:06

I have had one for 20 years. It gets big but not invasive. Easily cut down like a buddleja to keep in check if need be.

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:01

 Paeonia mlokosewitchsii (molly the witch) showing flower and  open seed pods.

Vance Miller Kitchens

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:48

I think the tagline maniac says it all.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:42

night, night.

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