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Latest posts by Wintersong

Unknown beetle..

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 18:14

I'm certainly not suggesting any gardener should ignore a pest problem, but after gardening today and finding one of these in my soil, I realised that they are the same iridescent beetle I've been seeing for as long as I can remember. I grow a lot of lavender and have four Rosemary plants but have not yet suffered any infestation.

I shall be alert from now on, but I'm not about to bulldoze this beetle population until I am sure there is a problem.

Best of luck with your gardens.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:37

@Rob, tell us what varieties

@Geoff, we will miss your witty banter!

Forecast is clear and dry for the weekend here so I'm well happy.

tiny black bugs

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 15:05

Do you mean woodlice?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:29

@gardeningfantic, Wow you've been busy! I did a few annuals last year to fill gaps but this year I was hoping to leave gaps for excuses to buy more plants

I love your mini woodland! I especially love ferns for their vibrant colour, the shape of their crosiers in spring and the lush look they create in the summer with autumn shades to boot! I have four in my garden so far and hope to increase their number whenever possible (my local B&Q doesn't stock a huge range)

It's been extremely wet here again but warmer on the plus side! I took a turn around the garden this morning with some surprise, there seems to have been a bit of a boost to some plants with everything starting to lush up more!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 09:10

Raining in Kent.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 17:31

YAY. Thanks! I knew it began with a B, but that was all. It was driving me crazy

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 17:21

@Geoff. Geoff! Remind me what that Scottish gardening program is called, I forgot the name and can't find it in BBC search field!

Unknown beetle..

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:55

I rather like the go-faster stripes! Vrooooooom


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:30

Oh how lucky you are!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:28
Alina W wrote (see)

But the good news is that my clematis sieboldi is alive and well after giving me a fright by not showing last month

 That Clematis is on my wish list!

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