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Ground bees

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 21:07

They do no harm,just leave little mounds of soil on the surface,bit like worms also do. They are very useful in the garden, especially if you or your neighbours grow fruit or vegetables which need pollinators. AND, they do not sting. We have hundreds of them in our cobbled paths and very welcome they are too.

Apple tree

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 20:18

And remember that if you are selling the house that the tree belongs to the house and you must specifically exclude it from the sale.

Bitter pit

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 08:50

I bored deep holes round the root area of our Ashmead and filled them with Calcium. That did the trick for a couple of seasons.  I will need to do it again next Spring though.

Helianthus x multiflorus

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 17:43

Have a look at H. Capenoch Star.

Honeysuckle - Mould

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 17:42

Mildew is associated with dryness at the roots. You may need to pour a few dozen gallons of water on the plant during dry periods.

Stipa gigantica

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 17:40

Sadly Grasses definitely do not like being moved now. Spring is the optimum time. If you can get the plant out with all its roots intact in a big ball of soil, it might be ok, but it will not make new roots at this time of year.


Posted: 03/09/2017 at 13:35

They do not take all that long from seed. I have them in flower now from seed sown 3 years ago.

I keep mine in the poly tunnel over winter with no water at all. Watering begins when the bulb begins to sprout in Spring.

Composting fallen apples

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:04

If the apples have fallen because they are infected with Codlin moth larva then you should remove them asap. The larva will exit the apple,pupate and the moth will them emerge to infect the tree again. I don't leave any fallen fruit around our trees for that reason.

Composting fallen apples

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:52

No idea if one should or should not, but I always do. You do need to watch out for wasps though, if your compost system is an open one.

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