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Am I Fragrant!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 14:17

I wish, past all that, and it's made no difference! I'm In the Midlands and the blighters home in on me and I don't realise until I'm back in the house usually. Anyway, smelling like a chemical explosion, I'm out in the garden, beautiful sunshine and taking my chances. Avon product ordered, collect early June, so hope it works. Those bites sound horrible, glad they've lost interest in you.

Am I Fragrant!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 12:46

That sounds brilliant, I don't think I'd survive where you are because I think the midges would eat me alive but thanks for that suggestion, I'll give it a go.

Am I Fragrant!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 12:24

Just wondering, do I smell like a fragrant flower....or something else? The problem is, when I go out into the garden I seem to attract all sorts of flies, you know, the sort that like a little nibble! I've tried insect repellent, but they would repel everything, it's hard to breathe through that disgusting pong. So, does anyone know of something that would work naturally, or am I doomed to smell like a chemical disaster. Any comments would be helpful, thanks in anticipation.


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.

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