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what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:53

We have seen sights indeed BLT.

I don't miss it, give me a garden any day

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:40

Thanks BLT, shredding without full cover-up is a big no.

Been in the same trade, 15 years as a practice nurse. but it all seems a long time ago now.

I think it's already subsiding a bit, I expect I'll survive this one.

Thanks for all concerns expressed folks, I'm made of tough stuff

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 21:45

Thanks PP, there was, and still is, a huge volume of bamboo. I haven't got concerns about this, more an interest in what was responsible. Last time I had anything vaguely similar I knew it was a euphorbia what dunnit.

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 21:07

I don't do allergies as a rule Fishy. I don't think it's an allergy though, more like the direct effect of something on the skin, like euphorbias etc. 

I can't see anything in the blisters fidget and it's rather spread about, it would be several bites, but I did stir up a lot of insects.

Self harming, I reckon that's it. My arms are well lacerated aside from this, and the little bumps of stinging nettles

It will get shoved through the shredder tomorrow, I'll see what that does

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 20:43

Yesterday I attacked this enormous bamboo, several foot across, 10-12foot tall.

to this

and this

leaving only this 

and this in patches on my hands and forearms, little blisters and a lot of red

I want to know  which plant caused it. There was the bamboo, Eleagnus ebbingei, a bit of a lonicera and the usual stinging nettles and goosegrass which have never done this to me.

Any ideas? I have no giant hogweed and there were no other umbellifers involved and no euphorbias

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 18:15

Might be Fishy but nowhere near a positive ID. It's got the horizontal spread, reddish stems and leaf shape. OK and the leaves are too pale for selfheal.

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 16:52

and me Wayside.

Fishy, did I give you Clinopodium vulgare, Wild Basil, seeds or plants? It looks rather like that

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:41

A welding onsie.

 I'll nip down the workwear shop and see what they've got

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:20

Horseflies, the only things I swat in the garden. 

Goosegrass, sticky willy, shreds my skin, takes a layer off regularly.

Skin on my hands and arms currently lacerated by bamboo. Yesterday reduced a large 10-12foot tall patch to just this year's new growth. Shredding to follow, ouch

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 20:14

Only the nettles had me today herbaceous. 

The horseflies kept trying but I swatted them with my kneeling mat

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