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Weird red things...

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:16


I'm curious about these things I see on certain leaves.

I'm not overly bothered about it, as this is an a 'wild' part of the garden (code for the bit I can't yet be bothered with!), but I wonder what these red things are.

When they get older, they turn into quite big nodules on the leaves - are they beetles?

I've seen them on a hedge leaf too..



Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:10

Thanks - this is the parent plant, outside.

It's lost all the flowers now - they don't last long.

Weirdly, the cuttings did really well with a bag over, but they are slowly dying off now I've taken it off.



Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:43


Hello all,

We have one of these plants growing in the front garden - about early June (here in NW England) it displays a massive amount of bright pink flowers, then seems to die off to a very brittle plant - not sure what it is.

Anyway, when it was flowering, we took some cuttings and put them in a pot with a bag over, in the sun, inside the house.

It took really well, and two weeks later, there was loads of little green leaves, and it was getting nice and strong.

I took the bag off the top, and in the following week or two after, they've started to get brittle - though I noticed the parent plant has too, now it's displayed.


Any idea what I should do now?





The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:46

I buy a new one each time I see the advert.  Garage is full of them. 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 11:05

You should use a different gardening related word each time, but one letter on alphabetically. 

I don't know why. 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:32
Elizabeth Winstanley wrote (see)

Friends of mine buried their old dog in the garden, in her favourite spot, a sunny patch by the  fence. Some months later they were sitting in the garden having tea when their new dog comes trotting round the corner of the house with an object in it's mouth, which it was reluctant to give up. The ensuing chase revealed excavations in a sunny patch by the fence and the 'object' to be a paw.  

Oh gosh! Yuk. 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:42

Yes you're right, I had just moved over to England with my job, from Kenya  and it did make me wonder about the place !

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:34

Hi Tina, 

I don't think they buried it alive,I'm sure it had died.  They probably thought that was  the best way to bury things.

Thank god they don't run a graveyard huh!  

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:07

More disgusting this one, I hope there's no one eating.

Digging up some dandilions in our new house a few years ago, went quite deep and saw a bin bag.

Pulled it up, but pulled so hard, and it was heavier than I thought.  I over balanced and fell into the flower bed (I'm very tall!) which was pretty low down, banged my head on the concrete bit of a fence panel and was out of it for a few mins.

Woke up with a terrible smell in my nostrils, turned to the side and I could see a decomposing and very sweaty cats paw protruding out, and my nose was actually touching it.

I obviously forgot all the advice on head injuries and got up pretty quickly

Next door told me that 2 years before the previous people had buried their old cat, and they saw them putting it in the ground in a bin bag, which had presevered everythign!  urgh.

I was fine after, but had to sort the cat out and bury it properly, which was awful.

My grandma, who's Kenyan, kept going on abotu cat spirits!  Argh!


Tree/Shrub ID

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 14:49

DO they go humungous?  There seems to be a lot of varieties of Willow, so it's hard to tell.

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