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By llew


I’ve had visitors since Thursday, plus my 21 month old granddaughter since Friday, so couldn’t get out in my garden. Busy, busy.

Anyway, I managed to get out there this morning and I can’t believe how much has happened in just a couple of days.

3 flower buds on my Centaurea.
Glads have peeked through the soil.
A flower stem and bud on my Alium.
Lovely blossoms on my Blueberry bush.
Hundreds of new shoots on my brutally chopped Choisya,
3 lilies have broke the soil.
More flowers on the Geum.
More new shoots on the roses.
Hollyhocks are growing.
Campanula is double the height it was 3 days ago.
Delphinium has tripled its height,
the Greenfly have landed on my Maigold climber.

Another month and there’ll be loads to look at, eh?
Ain’t nature wonderful? :o)

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Wow! All that in three days???

26 Apr, 2009


Ooooh, lets hope we keep this lovely warm weather!

26 Apr, 2009


Glad the garden kept itself occupied while you were busy. Bet you had fun with that little granddaughter :)

27 Apr, 2009


I certainly did, Gee. She's the light of my life.

I really wanted to get out and put my weed and feed on my lawn today, but it's raining hard and windy here, so not much point even trying.

Just found some little worm type things in some of my rose leaves out front too and the shrub bed really needs a hoe as lots of weed seedlings coming through again. Still, at least they're all getting a good watering today, especially the pots.

27 Apr, 2009


Are they little caterpillar looking things that curl the leaf around them? If so, I've found some of them too :(

28 Apr, 2009


Yes, Gee. That's them. Horrible little things. I've pulled a couple off but obviously damaged the leaf too. Grrrrrrrr!!!!

Actually, I might post a question about them, 'cause I don't know if they'll do any harm or not.

28 Apr, 2009


I've just checked on Google and come up with the following information. Sounds like it could be these pests.

Rose leaf-rolling sawfly

The common sign is leaf margins curling downwards and inwards until affected leaflets are rolled into tubes. The rolled leaves contain an egg or a caterpillar-like sawfly larva that feeds within the rolled leaflets.

Spot them
The adult sawfly, 3-4mm long, is black in colour with two pairs of transparent wings. The eggs hatch into pale green caterpillars, 10mm or so long, which feed inside the rolled leaflets. In late summer June and July the larvae go down into the soil where they overwinter as non-feeding larvae before pupating in the spring.

Unfortunately it doesn't say what to do about it!

28 Apr, 2009


Well, that's them alright, Gee.
Hmmmmm, little blighters.
Thanks, hun.

28 Apr, 2009

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