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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

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awomanonabike

31 Jul 2019 • Good morning from a damp Cumbria. This is a #rose-gall or #rose-bedeguar-gall also known as #robinspincushion It’s all rose but caused by the gall wasp. You can read more about it here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=826 #isntnaturewonderful #wildlifewednesday

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juliesgarden

Wow ,how fascinating Jacqueline 😃👍🏻

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pelly

Morning from an equally damp Lincolnshire Jacqueline. I've not seen this before, it's actually quite facinating 🙋👍

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linfoster

Bad hair day Jaqueline 😉🤣

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awomanonabike

They really are Julie, and quite beautiful in their own way @juliesgarden

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awomanonabike

They’re amazing aren’t they. The wasp larvae overwinter inside apparently. I bet you spot one now next time you’re wandering down a country lane 😊👍 @pelly

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awomanonabike

😂 How did you know? And we’ve not even met! 😉🤣 @linfoster

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pelly

I hope so 👍😄

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rachelbrooks

I’ve still never seen one! Amazing structures!

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awomanonabike

This is the first I’ve seen this year but they are fairly common I think Rachel @rachelbrooks

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sieveheadsarah

That's amazing, I've never seen or even heard of them Jacqueline.

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awomanonabike

They are fantastic aren’t they. I think they mainly grow on dog roses and are most commonly seen in August apparently, so next time you’re taking a wander down a country lane I hope you spot one 😃😊 @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

16 May 2018 • Me and the dog rose have been doing battle too, not that you can tell. Again, I think it won...

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Diane76

🤤 didn't realise it could get that high. Best keep on top of mine then!

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awomanonabike

I haven’t pruned it for a while... = years 🙄😂 It always behaves itself in hedges @Diane76

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pelly

Eekkk 😂😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Well that depends on your bruises...

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rachelbrooks

Crikey its a Great Dane!! That’s mahoosive!!

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awomanonabike

😂😂 Amazingly not only no bruises but no scratches or thorns in my hands either. Not sure how I got away with it @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

Yup! I have kind of left it to do its thing but it was getting a bit ridiculous 🙄 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Well you know I’m all for letting them do their own thang!! Tis lovely 💚

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awomanonabike

It’s one of those plants I just tend to forget about but it doesn’t seem to mind 🙄 @rachelbrooks

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