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Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:11

How very odd.  The OP's name suddenly appeared as Juniper J then changed back again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:07

Singing in the rain anyone? 

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?

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