Latest posts by fidgetbones

Beech problem

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 23:48

Looks like whitefly, a type of aphid. They produce an exudate that turns black as mould grows on it. My beech hedge used to get it most years. I left it alone, it seems to have sorted itself out, or the birds have sorted it. Its not harmful, the leaves drop off anyway soon.

ID please

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 21:01

It's not the usual angle.

Other Hobbies

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:57

 Ha, so thats where the chinese ebay tomotoes are from.

plant ID please

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:55

Mesembryanthemum criniflorum.  as ladybird say. Livingstone daisies. Annuals that like a sunny spot as the flowers only open in sunshine. They like free draining soil.

ID please

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:53

The white one looks like sweet alyssum (little dorrit)

Salvia caradonna

Gloriosa lily

 Verbena bonariensis


Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:14

Pick them off and dispose by burning or sending to the council in the rubbish.Do not compost.

Growing flowers for a wedding on 5 August?!

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:50

In August ,sweet peas sown in spring should be at their peak, also Ammi visnage and cornflowers  sown in Autumn.

Eucalyptus Question

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:47

Menthol is found in  the mint  family. Eucalytus oil is extracted from the leaves of eucalyptus. The sap of most trees is sweet,that is what the wasps are after.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:07

I have a cousin whose ex used to play games. He would never have the money for child maintenance, but always have money to spoil the kids with presents, games, clothes, that their mother could not afford. She was working full time to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. It only got sorted when the courts put an attachment on his earnings. Then he turned really nasty and started badmouthing her to the kids. Kids are cleverer than you think. They now have no contact with their father as adults, but lots with their mother.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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any non religious ideas 
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