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Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:19

We've already got happy and fulfilling lives thank you BillyC - and so have the creatures in our gardens 

capsid bugs

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:17

The most effective solution I know is to improve garden hygiene i.e. clear any weeds and leaf litter and plant debris from the ground around affected plants as this is where they overwinter, either as adults or as eggs.

After clearing the ground around the plants for the last time in the late autumn I would mulch with well rotted farmyard manure.  

I hang bird feeders around my shrubs to encourage birds such as bluetits and robins into the garden to feed on the insects in the spring and summer keeps my garden clear of noticeable insect damage. I don't use any insecticides.

Good luck 

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:08

That's true Daisy - he'd probably have chewed his way through it - his cousins have chewed through enough metal bird feeders in their time 

Let's make gardening easier

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:04


HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:38

Fairy, he can't take a pedal bike on the motorway!!! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:23

My teddybear is still around, but only just - he's very fragile and falling to pieces.  His name is Edward, he's 65 and was bought from Hamleys when I was first expected - he's unusual, being grey mohair and had felt pads, button eyes and a proper pointy stitched nose.  Ma told me he had a Steiff ear tag but when I was little I persuaded Pa to cut it out with metal snippers as I didn't like my bear having an ear tag like the cows on our farm. 

Think we have a wasps' nest above our landing window - they don't seem to be causing a problem so we're leaving them to get on with their lives.  All the wasps except the queen will die when winter comes and next spring the queen will build a new nest.  Maybe she'll find somewhere else to do it. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:05

I can ask him Fairy, but he doesn't drive and it's uphill all the way to you on his bike   He's also not that keen on Scottish weather, having spent a midsummer with me on Skye   Mind you, he does like Glasgow ... 

Fuschia "cherry" thingies

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:53

Yes, the seed pods often called Fuchsia Berries - they're edible 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:34

Just heard Prince Buster died yesterday 

To set your minds at rest re my shoulder folks, OH took the vacuum cleaner out of my hands and took over the h*wk Luv 'im 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 11:50

Of course Papi Jo (and others)  duh!  Should've thought!    Nora's amended it for me 

BL, if you put on weight when you're here, imagine how those of us who're here all the time have to struggle 

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Wot izzit?

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ID please

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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