June 30, 2019 at 7:36 am #64338
Hugely tall flower growing in my lane. Does anyone know it? Thanks.
June 30, 2019 at 7:39 am #64342
- This topic was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by NorthernTeacher. Reason: Wrong pic posted
Sorry – wrong pic posted first. This is the one I don’t know!June 30, 2019 at 7:40 am #64343
It is verbascum Jane, probably courtesy of the birds. We had one appear in the gravel one year.Compn name is mullein.June 30, 2019 at 7:44 am #64344
I knew you’d know, Cilla! MerciJune 30, 2019 at 8:10 am #64345
Food plant of the now rather rare Mullein moth. We used to grow it just for them, Mind they do leave the plant looking rather worse for wear as the caterpillars eat their way through the leaves.June 30, 2019 at 10:57 am #64346
They grow like giants, around the Pres Garden and I adore them!June 30, 2019 at 12:16 pm #64347
Thanks for that bit of knowledge, Eric. I’ve just looked up the moth and found this useful article, which I will also post in the Wildlife group.
Why gardeners should protect caterpillarsJuly 3, 2019 at 9:20 am #64381
got 3 growing in the garden at the moment, one has had its leaves shredded but didn’t find the caterpilla – they are quite a lovely looking one, bright green and yellowJuly 9, 2019 at 8:53 am #64527
I have had a caterpillar resting on a rhubarb leaf!July 9, 2019 at 8:56 am #64528July 9, 2019 at 9:10 am #64530
What size is this, Anne?July 9, 2019 at 10:25 am #64532
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