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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bug repellent?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:58

That's just 'the great outdoors' - make sure there's no buckets or other containers with standing water in them where they can breed, and yes -  citronella candles are fine - put them in empty jamjars and just keep an eye on them. 

If you are one of those unfortunate people who gets bitten, try using Avon's Skin So Soft (you can buy it online) - it's used by the British Army to keep the soldiers free from mozzie bites - and it doesn't smell like a mosquito deterrent.

Bug repellent?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:47

What sort of bugs?  Does your tree have some sort of infestation? 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:33

Think we'll have to head down to Verdun's cabin at the weekend to celebrate


Well Verdun, who'd a thort it???   It's a lovely place to be - as we said 'Everyone's welcome'

Certainly something worth celebrating


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:24

Flippin 'eck!


How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:59

It is just the queen who builds the initial nest each year - she will then lay some eggs which will hatch into sterile females who will take over the role of expanding the nest

if you click here and scroll down it's explained pretty well

If you want her to move on just use a stick and break the nest.

Honeysuckle leaves turning yellow and falling off

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:25

I agree with Pansyface - keep the soil around the roots moist.

PauliePauls garden videos where are they?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:45

I'm flummoxed too Verdun


Ah, is it the chap who put on that scary video of himself using an electric saw to prune some trees back - looked really dangerous - is that the chap?



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:11

Mmmmm the sausage rolls are very good - I'm dead chuffed with the pastry - it's really 'short' and crumbly.  I must stop eating them and leave some for you lot ... 

I made some raspberry jam tarts too .... anyone...???

How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:45

I usually like to leave wasps alone to get on with their business - they're very beneficial insects to have around - however, you'll be wanting to go in and out of your shed to get your mower and tools, and doing that will agitate them and you have a couple of little ones - In your situation I'd destroy the beginnings of the nest and encourage them to move elsewhere - somewhere that you're not going to be going in and out and stress them out - but hopefully not too far away - you want them to eat the aphids on your plants

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