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Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:12

I wouldn't spray stuff I'm going to eat!

 Put some rubber gloves on and brush them off into a bucket - feed them to chickens or put them in the compost heap if you don't want to squidge them. 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:10

If you're ok taking it, Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties - a couple might help if you can take them with any other stuff you've taken. 

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:05

Hostafan - click on the photo and zoom in - on the middle leaf on the opposite side of the pic to the cane there's about 50 cabbage white caterpillars !!!

last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:03

Don't think he's ever claimed to be an 'expert' - in fact I'm pretty sure he insists that he is not one - he's a good gardener with a lovely garden who presents a tv gardening programme - as with all tv programmes it's a team effort, hence all the credits at the end and the endless list of unknown names who get awards at the untelevised bit of the BAFTAs.   

It is the researchers' job to check and double check such details, and then the editors' job to check and double check the researchers' work - that's the way tv programmes work. 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:56

SweetPea, how are you?............... Where are you?........... Have you got any Piriton?

ID Please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:47

Think you've got it SweetPea 

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:24

NUT, PITA = pain in the posterior - a technical horticultural term 

Hope you had a lovely visit - what a wonderful day for it   however, I've made very good use of my time in the garden this afternoon. 

Organic slug control

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:20

We use Slug pubs in the veg patch, grit or the sheeps' wool pellets around precious plants in pots and sharp sand around hostas and delphiniums as they surface in the spring.  Otherwise we rely on the birds, frogs, toads and hedgehogs that are visiting us more and more now that we're providing the right habitat.  We get very little slug damage (fingers crossed).  

We have lots of the huge orange slugs but we leave them alone as they and their big black cousins eat the small slugs that do all the damage to growing plants.  The only plant matter that the big ones eat is stuff that is already decomposing. 

Joys of wildlife gardening

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:15

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:14

Lovely Jim, absolutely lovely 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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