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Unknown eggs

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:30

They are slug/snail eggs, freshly laid, they turn opaque after a day or so, so very fresh.

Bee paralyses spider?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:27

Spiders usually know when prey are too much for them to handle, it's all to do with ratio's. I saw it om a wildlife programme some years ago. The initial reaction is instinctive but when sufficient resistance is shown or the spider is unable to inject it's venom due to size, shape or body design they back off. Spiders are smart!

Fence issue

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:15

Your neighbours by their actions are causing damage to your property i.e. your fence.

Whilst not a criminal offence, it is damage through negligence on their part. They are not allowed to pile soil against your fence without your consent or taking suitable precautions to guard against causing damage. 

It is a civil matter actionable in the courts.

If you are on good or reasonable terms with them then it is preferable to talk to them about it and come to some reasonable solution. 

I'd hope you could solve it amicably. if not you have grounds to seek redress in law.

Can anyone help identifying this spider?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:59

I think it's a buzzing spider.

See the link below

http://www.uksafari.com/buzzingspiders.htm

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:34

Your'e welcome bekkie 

Problems With Honeysuckle - Yellow/brown leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:33

Keep it well watered and mulched chris, although saying that my honeysuckle which has been a wonderful display all summer is now starting to flag a little now. I suspect it's just nature now taking it's course. It's a woodland plant so moisture at the roots is the main concern, so mulching will help keep the ground moist. It will recover given time, but I think it may be towards the end of it's best this season.

Half hardy plants.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:47

Half hardy means it will take some frost, but not severe temperature below freezing. Olives can take several degree's of frost down to about -5, but below that they need winter protection. I do sometimes wonder about the hardiness of olives as in Italy temperatures do get well below minus 5 sometimes for prolonged periods and they still survive, however I'd play it safe and bring them indoors or an unheated greenhouse during really cold spells. So be guided by where you are and the winter conditions you get in your area. It's not often we get prolonged cold spells, avoid frost pockets n your garden though. Containers are more sensible when growing them. 

Unhappy with new fence - doesn't match old

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 23:38

Under the sale of goods act you have paid for a service and a product, i.e, the fence. It is not satisfactory (they have used old weathered wood by the look of it) and it is not of merchantable quality. Therefore you are entitled to reject the work (fence) and are entitled to a replacement or full refund. The law is quite clear and if they fail to comply with the law you have a right to take them to the small clams court to recover the cost and the full cost of a replacement. Photo's are useful evidence to support your claim. 

If they don't replace then also report them to trading standards at your local council.

Gladioli

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 10:42

Thrips only infect foliage sharon, so the bulbs will be ok for next year. Soapy water can be sprayed on to try to control them.

Rhododendrons

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:57

Feed it with a suitable feed tordi, you can pick it up in any GC or even on the high street.

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