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Old 22-03-2003, 06:44 PM
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris



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Old 22-03-2003, 06:56 PM
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what
looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


Slow release fertiliser?


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Old 22-03-2003, 07:56 PM
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


I think they may be slugs eggs.

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Old 22-03-2003, 08:20 PM
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I had the same issue last year (as a garden newbie) ........i was told they
were slow release plant food

Marie



"Chris Rowe" wrote in message
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what
looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris




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Old 22-03-2003, 08:44 PM
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"Chris Rowe"
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what

looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


I think they may be slugs eggs.


Yes - or snail eggs.

Mary
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Old 22-03-2003, 08:44 PM
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andy roberts wrote:
"Chris Rowe"
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


I think they may be slugs eggs.


As someone else points out, almost certainly slow release fertiliser
(e.g. Osmocote). They caught me, too!


Regards,
Nick Maclaren,
University of Cambridge Computing Service,
New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
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Old 22-03-2003, 08:56 PM
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what

looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


I think they may be slugs eggs.


As someone else points out, almost certainly slow release fertiliser
(e.g. Osmocote). They caught me, too!


Well, Nick, for once I have to disagree with you. These things turn up
several times a year in our garden. We never use slow release fertiliser and
rarely buy established plants.

We've had this garden for almost forty years, they can't be left from all
that time ago.

What's more, an enthusiastic son once monitored them and whaddyaknow? They
hatched! I don't know what emerged because by the time I was called to see
the hens had scoffed them. Perhaps they were dragons?

Mary
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Mary Fisher wrote:


Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what

looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris

I think they may be slugs eggs.


As someone else points out, almost certainly slow release fertiliser
(e.g. Osmocote). They caught me, too!


Well, Nick, for once I have to disagree with you. These things turn up
several times a year in our garden. We never use slow release fertiliser and
rarely buy established plants.

We've had this garden for almost forty years, they can't be left from all
that time ago.


Absolutely not. I was assuming that the camellia was one bought in
a pot, but I agree that was a careless assumption.

What's more, an enthusiastic son once monitored them and whaddyaknow? They
hatched! I don't know what emerged because by the time I was called to see
the hens had scoffed them. Perhaps they were dragons?


So you live in Wales, do you? Very likely, then :-)


Regards,
Nick Maclaren,
University of Cambridge Computing Service,
New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
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Old 22-03-2003, 09:20 PM
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"Chris Rowe"
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what

looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris


I think they may be slugs eggs.


Yes - or snail eggs.


Mary
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No - definitely slow release fertiliser. Make an almost satisfying pop
when pressed. Slug and snail eggs are softer, and slimy and sticky when
popped, which you will do deliberately one or fewer times.

TrevR

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Old 22-03-2003, 09:32 PM
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What's more, an enthusiastic son once monitored them and whaddyaknow?

They
hatched! I don't know what emerged because by the time I was called to

see
the hens had scoffed them. Perhaps they were dragons?


So you live in Wales, do you? Very likely, then :-)


LOL!

No, but Yorkshire dragons are very tasty ...

Mary





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Old 23-03-2003, 09:44 AM
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Thanx everyone for your input its been most helpful,I was afraid that it
might be something nasty like the dreaded vine weevil do they lay eggs?
Anyway thanx again
Chris
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Can anyone help,I was repotting my camellia and I found loads of what
looked
like small round yellow beads they looked hard but when I pressed them

they
broke like an egg and were wet inside Iv'e never seem anything like this
before can anyone enlighten me
TIA Chris




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Nick Maclaren wrote in message ...

Absolutely not. I was assuming that the camellia was one bought in
a pot, but I agree that was a careless assumption.

The original post did say about REPOTTING, so I must assume that they
are fertiliser granules. Slug and snail eggs usually tend to be white or
pale cream, not yellow, and don't have a hard coating, usually very
squishy, and usually in clumps.
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