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Posted: 02/10/2016 at 17:03

Ooh, that's interesting, top left looks close to it, although I didn't see the legs that's why I thought it was a grub. Silly me.


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 12:40

Hi Bob, no, it didn't, it was creamy/white with pale orange markings, but if I'd looked underneath I would have seen it did look more like the undercarriage of a ladybird! Now that it has dried out it is a ladybird in its early stages. I'm assuming that it's dead, it seems like the wrong time of the year, but what do I know, eh. Should have looked more carefully. I'll put it somewhere and see what happens, not much I suppose. Thanks to all that took the trouble to help this old duffer!


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 11:50

No, smaller than that, more oval shaped and an orange patterning on the back, can't quite describe the markings, but thanks for your help, can't seem to find any decent pictures online


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 11:26

Sorry Dove, I don't have a five year old to show me how to do it!! I found it this morning but after being in the sun it seems to have dried out somewhat and now looks a little like a ladybird larvae, which it definitely isn't. It wasn't like anything I've seen before though


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:04

I've just found a white/cream grub on the outside of a pot of sweet peas. It has orange patterning on it, quite small, any ideas, anyone? Thanks.

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 22:00

What about Wilkinsons, very cheap usually.

New fence next to tree

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 11:23

Hi, I wonder if someone could advise. We have a large tree in the garden, on the boundary, we want to put up a fence but tree roots are in the way, someone suggested strapping the fence post to the tree, has anyone else got this problem or know anything about suitable straps for the job. Thanks for any advice.

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 10:51

Beaus mum, sorry to hear about your cat, hope he's better soon. Lou12, love Norman, what a star, in his own world I think.

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 15:52

Whoops, just realised in my message about the dogs that are being bred for animal testing, I said Basset hounds, I meant Beagles, silly me, must be my old age or something. Still, it's all the same, a dog is still a living creature, we shouldn't let Cameron get away with this mindless cruelty.  Have to say, I adored all the photos of your pets, all truly loved.


Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 21:53

Thanks Tootles, no-one in their right mind wants this, so cruel!

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