Can anyone identify this plant?

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 Please can anyone tell me what this plant is?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 21,309

    Solomon's Seal Charlotte.(Polygonatum) Good for a shady area with it's lovely arching stems of flowers. Watch out for sawfly as they strip the leaves later on. Pick them off if you see them chomping!

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • chrisbuschrisbus Posts: 3

    Fairygirl is quite right on the identification and the sawfly warning.......

    These catapillers are small and sneaky - they are exactly the samee green as the leaves and they often start on the UNDERNEATH of the leaves so always check - every day if you can - they can strip a whole plant in 24 hours!

    lesson learnt here, the hard way........the same little blighters also got my goosgog bushes!

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073

    Small and green? Mine are chunky and greyish colour.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=698

    like those

     

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,872

    Yes I would go with dark grey fat and deserving of a good kicking. I saw the flies themselves around my plants this week, so now is the time to be vigilant.

    Is there a powder to erase this? Is it dissolvable and tasteless? You can't imagine how I hate this 
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Yup, singularly unattractive fat grey caterpillars. What do the adult flies look like Punkdoc?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,872

    Black with longish legs, slim and about the size of a house fly. They look like something you know will commit evil.

    Is there a powder to erase this? Is it dissolvable and tasteless? You can't imagine how I hate this 
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