Common Green Sheild Bug - Palomena prasina. The 4th instar nymph in my garden earlier in August is all grown up now. I'd like to think its the very same one, who looks to be planning on overwintering in my greenhouse. October 2012
When your saffron crocus opens up, take a tiny pair of scissors (I used my embroidery scissors) and snip these red-orange styles off at the base. Dry the styles (sometimes referred to as saffron “threads”) in a warm, dry location (mine took only a few hours to dry) and then place them in a spice container keeping your saffron away from heat and sunlight.
Euphorbia thrives in the difficult conditions commonly found under big trees.Upright spikes of lime green flowers emerge in spring and persist through early summer. The bright flowers show up well above the dark glossy foliage. In better conditions it makes a good all-year-round evergreen background to woodland plants or other shade lovers. Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade. Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist. Hardiness: Hardy