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By Pwinlow

have you any idea what this is growing on the end of long branch of a fairly old climbing rose/old fashioned hedge rose.




It's known commonly as Robin's Pincushion - its a type of gall caused by a gall wasp. This growth will have larvae inside which will overwinter and leave next year - common on wild roses, seen occasionally on some cultivated roses. Does little damage to the rose, other than these growths.

26 Jul, 2017


there have been lots of these this year and is indeed as bamboo says.

wonderful plant response to an irritation

27 Jul, 2017

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