philippa smith2

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white flower seed

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:08

I have some Hesperis matronalis..........biennial, scented.  Gets quite large.  Foxgloves which aren't pure white....just a touch of cream to them. 

anyone know what type of caterpillar this is please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:44

If you are sure it is a baddie, pick them off  and put  somewhere for the birds.  If unsure, put in a container with leaves from the plant  (keep topping up ) and see what it turns into.

Can bramble push through mulch?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:39

I'm a slow typist

Can bramble push through mulch?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:38

Short answer is Yes...........bramble will push thru any amount of will just spread further underneath and you will have a nice bramble patch before too long

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:30

Definitely an orchid..........depending on how true the colour is in the photo, the flower spike shape resembles a Marsh orchid but need to see more of the leaves.

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:16

Dove........yes.............I remember getting a very interesting and informative answer to the Yews in  Cemetaries from someone on this forum a couple of years ago.

This was just my poor attempt at sarcasm  (still holds true tho ).

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:12

Bed mites............hmm........I just KNEW there was something wrong with my theory

No....wait a could eat them.......full of protein I expect.......then you would really never have to leave your bed

As you and Dove say, it is education which is the key.  It really is quite frightening to read/see/hear how unaware people are of life these days

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:53

Misleading title...............there is no such beast

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:47

That will be why they plant Yews in cemetaries then ............not too much risk to the occupants. 

If you are unable to treat nature sensibly, you should never leave the safety of your bed. 

ID please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:36

Have a similar one but pink flowers..........seeds like mad.........birds adore the berries

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