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Small green eggs? in compost.

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 20:13

Hi Pink Wellies, I read your posting with interest as I have never seen anything like this until today!! I opened up a new bag of peat free compost from homebase and found one of these strange 'things' in there, I was surprised to see it, as you say it was bright green and when I squashes it,  it spat out a white liguid. The upshot is that I cannot help you with what it is, but I have been gardening for many years and never seen anything like this, but what I do know is that it came with the bought compost from the shop so at least I can tell you that it is not something that you have been generating yourself in your greenhouse. I am going to dig around my books to see what it is, but it did look more lake plant material rather than some sort of bug!! If I find out more I will write again!! Best Wishes urszula


Posted: 01/04/2012 at 16:34

Hi, I also have a very uncooperative neighbour and in this case the only thing you can do as you have small children is to contact your local council, either their Health and Safety Dept. or their Environmental Health Dept.  You can say that you are worried about your childrens safety when they are in the garden which you abviously are. I have had a freind in the past who was stung once in the wrist and died from anaphylactic shock. Another thing you can do is to get the Council to gve you the name of their local company that removes nests, they used to do this FOC butnow you have to pay for it and maybe suggest to your neighbour that you are willing to pay to have it removed for them. The cost to us last time was about £75 but was well worth it. If they do not manage to kill off the nest first time around then they come back as many times as it takes after that for free until they get rid of it. You may not feel that you should pay to remove someones nest but if it means you can use your garden wihtout fear that it may well be worth it. Your neighbours may also be shamed into doing it if you offer to pay for it. But I think that the first thing to do is to get in touch with your council. If it is a health and safety issue for your children then I think they have to listen to you. I hope this helps and good luck.

Lilly Beatle

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 16:24

I get these on my Lilies and I find the only thing is to pick them off and discard them as you see fit, a bit labour intensive. I never use any insecticide as I also grow a lot of veg in my garden and do not want any run off etc etc...

I need advice for my Jasmine

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 16:21

Hi everyone, I do hope there is someone who can tell me why the leaf tips of my Jasmine are going brown. My Jasmine is an a huge pot on my patio in the correct soil and I have fed it this spring with my tomato feed which I read up was a great fertiliser for jasmine. I did cver it with mesh over the winter and it seemed to have survived very well but just the last couple of weeks its leaf tips have started going brown. Can anyone suggets why this is happening?? Thank you in advace for your help and advice. Urszula

Talkback: How to make a bumblebee nest

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
Dear Gardeners World, Your bee identifier pictures in the magazine do not match the bee identifier pictures on the conservation website. This is very confusing as I do not know which bee I have now seen.

The differences are in the pictures for the Early bee, Bombus pratorum and the Red tailed-bee Bombus lapidarus. i.e. the magazine has the pratorum with one yellow band and you have on your website the same bee with two yellow bands.

Best Wishes
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