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Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:38

Nice little bug, I'm not well up on bugs but think this is Coreus marginatus, Dock Bug. 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:03

I grew this for a while many years ago and I've dealt with it in other peoples' gardens, one in particular had a fine stand. It's never attacked me but I think it has times when it's more or less nasty. It's photosensitive. I'm not sure if that's an accurate use of the word but  the rash is made worse in sunlight.

A lot of the family are like that to some extent, celery for one. Celery rash is a condition of market gardeners, my son got it on a holiday job when he was a teenager. My mother says I got it from cowparsley as a child but never since and I've handled enough of it

I stopped growing it because it seeds everywhere, not because it hurt me

home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:49

Check for maggots as you pick them. I pick from the cane and eat. I'm still alive

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:47

Glad about the tree, go gently. real gardening isn't demolition and replant. Some of the shrubs will need pruning and rejuvenating. I'm glad to hear the oic isn't now, I thought the leafless ones might be dead

If you post some pics so we can ID the shrubs someone will tell you the best way to deal with them.

It looks like a nice garden to play with. I look forward to seeing how you get on

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:29

I agree, with the exception of that browned off conifer.

If you remove the tree back right it will be a while before you have that height again. When was the photo taken?

Butchered my honeysuckle

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:46

When did you cut it?

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:54

I'm still going with the bryony

Bugs and Beetles

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:52

We should have seen what it was like but it's all a long time ago now. My garden was wild and jungly when I arrived but it wasn't nature. It was what happens when former agricultural land and rubbish tip are combined and neglected for 30 years.

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:49

Tamus communis, black bryony. Rather beautiful but don't eat it


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:19

that's pretty fine Lulu

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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