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: 22,469

    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!

    There's a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

  • 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: 25,246

    Small and green? Mine are chunky and greyish colour.

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    like those

     

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,143

    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.

    If you want me You can find me
    Left of center Off of the strip
    In the outskirts In the fringes In the corner
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

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

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,143

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

    If you want me You can find me
    Left of center Off of the strip
    In the outskirts In the fringes In the corner
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