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Green caterpillars

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:40

My camera is at the ready should one hungry caterpillar climb up and chomp my prized I.unguicularis bloom


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 11:28

Hi everyone, I hope you haven,t had too much damage to your gardens. It was certainly rough last night. We got away with very little , just pots blown over and still the winds continue sweeping over us this morning.On a good note the sun is out.

Green caterpillars

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 11:24

Hi Bob, Have not taken pic as yet. Just removed to a different spot. They are hard to spot as they mimic the exact green they are eating. Hope everyone escaped too much damage to their gardens. I,m in Cambridgeshire and have been very lucky.

Green caterpillars

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:26

Good evening everyone, does anyone know what the green catty is, that is scoffing my Iris Stylosa and my polyanthus ? It is deep green and mid size for a caterpillar. With a very large appetite!!!


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 11:05

Thanks everyone. I,ll be renewing by this method again


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:12

Is it true that if you purchase your G W subscription using clubcard vouchers you will not be considered a Subscriber? There fore not getting the offers open to them. I have received my GW magazine this way for some years.

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:26

Hi Verdun, I think this is less refined and has made a tree. My daughter was sold it as a small tree for a small garden. Depends on your interpretation of small I suppose.

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:22

Thanks everyone. Bleeder or not it,s for the chop. And the sooner the better. Though I suspect it will give it the incentive it needs to double in size. Triffid anyone ??

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:18

Hi Bob, I expect it will. Normally I would,nt dream of pruning it but my daughter ill advisedly had to have this tree and it just grew and grew and was not planted in a place capable of letting it flourish. And guess who gets the job of pruning!!! Many thanks for your reply. I shall be taking the saw round soon. Good old Mum and Dad

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 14:41

Acer Negundo Variegata. Hi everyone and Happy New Gardening Year. My problem is : Is it ok to prune this tree now? On occasion I have trimmed it but it has bled. Now it needs a good shape up. Any ideas?

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Free seeds

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Hi Kate, I love your blogs. We have the bee fly here too. They fascinate me, busily probing the trumpets of lungwort. Opening the new Spring... 
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Green caterpillars

what are they? 
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Tesco clubcard subscription 
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acer pruning

large Acer Negundo variegated 
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