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Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:47

I love butterflies, but I guarantee that thing will not hatch out into a butterfly or handsome moth.  It is not a chrysalis but a pupa of a baddie.

In general I am a conservationist in the garden and seemingly in the house as I had a bat flying around my head as I watched TV the other night.

Perhaps little weeeed can capture the next one and keep it until it hatches and tell us all what it is.

lob lob beans or hyacinth bean

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:07

I grew some last year.  The weather was just too cool and they came to nothing much.

Walls and Hedges

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:04

Three foot is way more than is normal for field boundaries.  If there is a good batter on the walls the base would be much more than 3 ft wide.

If I remember the roads agency had a frame which they filled with soil and then faced the banks with turf and planted on top.

Remember plants will grow and will be far cheaper than a high double stone wall.

May I suggest a little research on the internet.  Different counties have different traditional field boundaries and banks.

Garlic planting

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:54

I try to plant mine at half-term in late October.

Eat the ones that didn't divide, the best ones to plant are the biggest cloves from the outside of the bulb, but make sure they are single cloves and not double ones inside the same skin.

To be honest, although they are an expense, I am going to buy garlic for planting again this year because I have had an absolutely wonderful crop.  Ditto shallots.

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:46

Sorry Peter, I really don't care for the esoteric difference, I still squish them.

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:43

If you have found droppings it is a caterpillar.  They are masters of disguise.  Look under the leaves.  There may only be one.

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:08

I Googled leatherjacket larvae and I got a pic identical to the one above.  Keep it as a pollinator if you wish, I squish them.

Walls and Hedges

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:03

This is a very normal type of hedge/field boundary where I live.  Hawthorn, briar, blackthorn,elder, cotoneaster, are just some of the suitable plants. Plus the occasional tree, like rowan. In fact you can put almost anything on the top of a wall.

Talkback: Shepherd's purse

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:44

Mekka, would you like mine?

badgers

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:28

What badger Act?  You can do whatever you like to keep them out of your property.

Not sure what the benefits of badgers are.  They go along the road banks opening wasp nests.  They eat ground-nesting and hedge-nesting birds if they can reach them.  They eat hedgehogs. They also do other nasty things.

I love to see them, but they are very destructive.

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