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Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:04

You can purchase ladybirds and ladybird larvae  http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=34&cat=75 

What sort of tree is affected?  

If you're getting the heavy rain that we've had over the past couple of days, that'll get rid of a lot of them, and if you have that many aphids the birds will soon find them.

I wouldn't worry about aphids on trees - trees are usually pretty resilient and will outgrow that sort of problem.  Where they can cause a problem is on roses, lupins, aquilegia etc, but I still don't use a proprietary spray - if the infestation is heavy I'll spray with the hose, brush them off with my fingers or as a last resort on a fruit tree I'll use a soap spray.  

If you use the types of spray that kill off the predators then the problem will get worse year on year.

Broad Beans

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:57

Sounds like the Pea & Bean Weevil, although the adults aren't usually around this early - probably down to the mild winter.  http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=800

 

Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:45

All of the above, plus encourage blue-tits into your garden - my clematis, honesuckle and roses are full of newly fledged bluetits hoovering up the aphids 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:42

Hope it resolves itself without too much dampness.   If it continues it's possible to put an outer cladding of weatherboard on the walls - you could even introduce some insulation when doing it - just think how cosy that'd be 

Good luck!

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:35

Me too Pdoc 

Also, it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:02

Drizzling a bit, but it does look as if it's getting brighter - I might get outside in a bit .... 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:45

Just another thought - was the shed under cover when you bought it?  If it had been stored in the dry the wood might have shrunk and loosened the joints.  If that's the case a good soaking in a few downpours should swell the joints and cure the problem 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:35

Hi Jackie

Is it the walls letting in the water or the roof absorbing the wet and it running down the walls?  

The roof may need new felt - that's a pretty straightforward job  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mo5PyRRZm4 

If you're sure that the rain is coming through the walls, check that they're the right way up - with tongue and groove, the tongue should be at the top. 

Has the wood been treated in any way?

Mystery Plant

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:19

Many garden plants are poisonous - euphorbia will not harm you unless you get the sap on your skin or in your eyes.  

Wear gloves and long sleeves if pulling it up.

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:16

Oooh, I may be right 'on trend' without even trying - how cool is that? 

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