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Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:23

Wonky, hopefully he'll live and learn   Although as he's an IT tech he probably things Satnavs are cleverer than humans


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:11

Yes Jo - online via Amazon -  approx £8 for 500gms - they usually arrive next day. 

Wonky - always check the address and postcode before setting off!  Not just the town!

Have a good Car Boot!


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:52

Positive Verdun - he's sitting on the edge of the little greenhouse by the back door where we feed him - he stops shouting once I appear with a palmful of wriggling mealworms for him to take to his family.

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:50

It's a marketing and promotional tool for businesses to enable them to target advertising - I doubt if very much of use is available free

Rubber chippings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:44

You will need to weed the bark chippings occasionally - nothing can stop wind-blown seeds coming in and taking root - just an occasional hand-weed or going around with a hoe should do the trick - but you won't get rid of that job completely, no matter how thick you mulch or whatever you mulch with.

I suspect that rubber 'bark chippings' have been invented and made with the interests of the tyre manufacturers to the fore, and not those of gardeners.  If they can find ways to 'recycle' petrochemical products (which is what tyres are) it's cheaper for them.  Nothing to do with them being 'fit for purpose' as a mulch


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:41

Good morning all   Glorious morning   I'm being shouted at through the open door by a robin   He's saying that if I don't go out there with some more mealworms this instant he'll come in and get them himself!

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:34

Hope he has a Brilliant Birthday!!!

not greenfly but lilac fly???

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:31

I think (going by the host plant) that they're likely to be Carrot Aphid - squirt a jet of water from the hozepipe at them!  Colour seems to be an imprecise diagnostic tool!


Monty Don sets us a bit of a challenge here


How to deal with white fungus/mould on apple tree

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:21

Looks like Woolly Aphid to me too - watch out for families of long tailed tits swarming over your tree - they love it - every cloud has a silver lining


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:04

Jo, ask Wonky if she remembers what she did when Papa Womble threw our front door key to me in the dark outside the village pub one autumn and the key got lost in all the fallen leaves

  Soon be my bedtime - sweet dreams everyone - see you in the morning

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