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syrphid-fly-larvae

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:23

Sadly we have black fly on some of our runner bean plants. We have sprayed them but, more interestingly, they are being eaten by what we thought were caterpillars. Having googled the problem, indications are that the little insects are more likely to be syrphid fly (Hover Fly) larvae. They are up to 1cm long, have legs and are black with yellow stripes running across their bodies.

Just wondered if anyone else has seen these and can confirm my thoughts?

 

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 15:27

Thanks, Folks.

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 14:11

Many thanks, folks. We'll watch it develop.

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:51

We are just tidying up and cutting out some wild rose growth. On the back of the new(ish) leaves some pale yellow spikey balls have attached themselves. They range in diameter from 1-5mm.

 

Google can't seem to help, but I'm sure someone can identify the problem! Can email photo if required.

Abelia leaves

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:48

Having survived all winter my abelia is suddenly dropping its leaves, both new and old. Can anyone provide an explanation?

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:38

Thanks, I'll do that. I'll also try sowing a few inside but not on a heated surface.

Its always frustrating seeing solid, compact-looking brassica seedlings in garden centres around March/April so I'm trying to replicate!

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:18

Thanks Busy-Lizzie and sotongeoff. Yes, I do have a greenhouse but its not heated.

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:05

I have recently sown some Greyhound cabbage seeds in single modules of a polystyrene tray which I placed on a heated tray. I used multi-purpose compost.

The idea was to have small plants which could be potted on individually rather than the random, overcrowded nature of my normal seed sowing!

80% of the seeds are now up and, despite removing the tray from the heat (its now just on an indoor shelf near the window in the house), the stems are an average of 2" long before the first pair of seed leaves. These leggy plants are what I am trying to avoid.

The stems of tomato seeds I planted are also around 1" before the seed leaves.

What am I doing wrong?   

 

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:53
Yes, they're a right pain in the backside - walking over the vegetable plot, seed beds etc. I try to keep them out but to little avail.

What's the best form of deterrent - ultrasound, chemical sprays etc...??

Clematis Florida Sieboldii

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 21:16

Thanks for all the comments. they've been in the pot 2-4 years (2 plants put in at separate times.) The first one suffered clematis wilt about 3 years ago during August but it came again. I fed them earlier in the year. I'll cut them back hard in spring.

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Clematis Florida Sieboldii

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