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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:51

Panic over.... I did rescue it and it is now in my garden, he was quite bemused by it all, the neighbour not the caterpillar, his wife had just emptied potato peelings on it but they both said it's still crawling around!

Apparently they love fuschias  and my neighbour has loads of them in hanging baskets, yes philippa smith2 I think it probably did.

At least one of them has a chance now.


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 16:22

My neighbour just came across with some 'critter' on his trowel, the second one he's seen this week. I had no idea what it was but, boy, was it big?!

Turned out, after googling, to be an Elephant Hawkmoth pupa/caterpillar thing...... he threw it in the bin, I think. 

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:11

So rewarding isn't it? Well done you!


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

You could take a cutting to be on the safe side - I did this a couple of years ago with mine, yellow also, it's lovely this year.

One of the few success stories in my garden cos it's being munched to death by all sorts this year!

OK, who's got it?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:07

I had my garden bench pinched - the day after I'd creosoted it an' all!!

slabs havent stuck

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:22

Spraying the underside of the slab just before laying it as any dust will prevent the slab from sticking to the blob of cement underneath.

Hi :) Newbie here :) Needing friendly advice ?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:45

I think the trellis needs to be sturdy, Supernoodle, but wire may work. My plant has grown quickly and is quite heavy when full of flowers so I opted for the wooden one to tie it on and thread it around without any damage, hopefully. 

Hi :) Newbie here :) Needing friendly advice ?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:25

Hello Sarah, I have a passion flower planted by the house on a south facing wall and it flowers really well, only been there a couple of years but is pretty big and needed trellis to keep it tidy. Well worth it though not only looks good but the bees love it, too. 

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:20

We have little pockets of wildflowers around the garden, poppies, cornflowers, marigolds, honesty and lots of lavender....... and quite a few others. The garden isn't huge but we do get bees and butterflies, little grandson loves watching them! A lot of our flowers are planted with insects in mind and try to stay well clear of pesticides.

I think I saw a holly blue the other afternoon, only the second time I've spotted one.






Lawn treatment

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:33

I've used Aftercut on my lawns, twice each, and had no problems perhaps it was a coincidence.

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