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Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:33

The one in the brown pot puts me in mind of a tradascantia? 

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

What a fascinating lot of ladybirds on that link, Dovefromabove!  I think the ones I see are Pine Ladybirds. Thanks very much.  Mags

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:37

I've seen quite a few unusual ladybird type things. Sorry - no photo!. Size of a small ladybird and seem to be red base almost totally covered with black spots what merge together.  Are what I describe these Harlequin things (I thought they are bigger?).  Importantly, are they friend or foe???  Sadly I've seen only 1 'proper' Ladybird this year!  I'm sorry that I am asking something that has already been asked but I can't find anything.  Mags

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:48

Well, my glads have been in for 8 years now and always done brilliantly.  I never lift them. This year the very few flowers I got were small and deformed.   I treated them no different to previous year so I think it must be the weather this year.  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Thanks Verdun. No need for me to fret then!  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:12
I have  a Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'. It doesn't seem to be producing any 'flowers'.  (Panacles?)  I bought it this time last year. I have kept it well watered. Should I have been feeding it with anything?  Mags 

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 15:00

Oh good.  Thankyou Dorcas

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:19

I've had lovely cornflowers I grew from seed.  Will I have to sow fresh seed for next year or will they reseed themselves all over the place?   thanks, Maggie

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:29

That's it -  what a genius you are nutcutlet!  Many thanks Mags

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:15

I saw  a caterpillar today I wondered if anyone can identify it for me?  Sorry, no photo.  It had bright yellow, long hairy body with a faint orange colour along spine. The head was small and black.  About 2 inches in length.  It was moving quite speedily (for a caterpillar!) across a car park in S. Staffordshire.  Can anyone suggest what it might be please?  Many thanks, Mags

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anyone used this brand?

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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

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What to use? 
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only leaves

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