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Caterpillar ID

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:04

Thanks! Had trouble posting the pics at first but that looks like them. If they were something more pleasant I'd have left them but I think they can come off!

 

Caterpillar ID

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51694.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51695.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

Caterpillar ID

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 15:59
These caterpillars are very distinctive but I'm having no joy with caterpillar ID sites. Any ideas?

New veg for raised bed

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 15:54
It's not too late for carrots, I may put a late crop in when the shallots come up. Beetroot could also be planted now.

Grey Squirrel

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 15:51
Whilst I'm a big advocate of protecting red squirrels, living no where near any myself the main problem we have with the greys in our garden is that they eat such a lot of the bird seed, and when theyr'e there the birds don't get a look in. We're trying chilli pepper in the seed today to see if that works as an uncomfortable but harmless way of dissuading them.

Veg seeds to sow now...

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 19:57
I've just sown some chard, spinach and white lisbon spring onions to overwinter. We've had a couple of good crops from some I overwintered last year, so I'm starting them off earlier this year as I have a gap. I may stick some more carrots in when my shallots come up, or just leave the ones planted between the shallots to get bigger. They're little round ones, I can't remember the variety off the top of my head.

winter veg prep

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 08:08

What sort of winter veg are you planning to grow?

spring onions

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 08:06

Where have you sown them? I've germinated white lisbon on a sunny windowsill last year and in a plastic mini greenhouse this year and both times they've come up fairly quickly, though they can take a while to reach edible size.

Poorly Pear Tree

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:48

Thanks, first opportunity I get I'll remove affected leaves, and give it a dose of seaweed extract.

Poorly Pear Tree

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:45

Thanks! The pictures are pretty big, if you click on them they should open up. All we've used this year in terms of compost is soil improver (composted garden waste) with a handful of chicken manure, with a fairly thin mulch of all purpose (peat free) compost. It doesn't look like the pictures I've found of rust - what's leaf curl?

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