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Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:35

........ and breathe ......

 Perhaps this'll help

Grape Vine Help Please

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:23

Hi Mrs T and welcome

Those are scale insects which are sucking the sap from your vine.  Lots of info about them and what to do here

I hope that's helpful

Enjoy your allotment

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:14

Or of course you could always call that gardener back, point at the plant and say "Oy mate, you didn't do the job properly ... please rectify ... for the price you quoted originally."

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:10

I'd dig it out and split it into manageble chunks and pot them up.  It might turn out to be something really lovely that would look great on that nice patio you've got. 

Then I'd level and firm down the soil and buy a couple of lengths of turf from the local garden centre and patch it. 

It'll soon blend in and you'll have a good job done and maybe some nice plants into the bargain.

But that's just me ...........


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:09

Good morning all

Oh dear!    I played in the garden yesterday instead of making cakes  - I could knock some scones up - will they do?  With homemade raspberry or plum jam and cream from the farm shop?

To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:03

Keep chickens, goats, rabbits or cavies as we used to - their manure is high in nitrogen and is great addeded to the compost bin.  Shame we don't have the space for them here - just have to rely on OH and his trips to Compost Corner.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 06:54

Yes, I think that's a pic of an Asian Hornet

European hornets are more 'wasp' like and hairier


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:38

We live near some old oak woodland and we usually get a few hornets visit the garden each summer.  They frequently spend time on the fennel flowers outside my kitchen window and cause absolutely no trouble at all - I'm another who thinks they're beautiful

Oh, and they eat wasps


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:35

Yes, they will sting if really provoked, but they are reluctant to engage with humans - they like to keep themselves to themselves.  However, if you attacked their nest they would be aggressive.

They usually nest in hollow tree trunks or old buildings - we had a nest in the chimney of the farmhouse where we lived when I was a child.  Pa lit a fire and kept it going for several days and they moved on.

One thing worth noting is that like moths, they are drawn to light, and at night they have been known to fly into windows if the light is on and the curtains not closed. 

In fact at night they are so drawn to bright light that I've seen one after another fly into burning garden flares at an evening BBQ and immolate themselves.

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