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Posted: 29/08/2017 at 20:16

Pick up (or pick off) all infected pears and burn them or dispose of in council bin. That cuts down the amount of new insects in the vicinity.

 Hang fat balls for the blue tits among the trees . They  will pick off insects through the winter.

Weed eradication

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 16:44

Spray it with a solution of Glyphosate.Follow the instructions on the pack.  Do it on a non windy day, as it will kill anything green. It will take a week or two to turn yellow and then die down. If it regrows, spray again in three weeks time.

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:07

I did potato picking twice, we used to get half a bucket of the cut potatoes to take home as well as pay. I thought that was what half term was  for.  It was always called potato picking week. I did peas once. That was backbreaking. Then I got old enough to get a job in a shop. Newsagent with wandering hands, followed by Woolies cheese counter one Xmas, then a Sweet shop. 

I get really peed off when someone who signs the back of prescriptions as income support, moans that they have to pay for  antimalarials for their jaunt to the Gambia.

 As one of the staff said, you don't need antimalarials for a week in Skegness.

What's this... bulb?!🤔

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:01

Most likely a crocus , but also similar to the tiny offsets of gladioli corms

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 16:23

Maybe if the maximum that a family could get on benefits ,was reduced to that of an adult working 40 hours a week on minimum wage , less tax and NI, then a few of those that have never worked might deem it better to try and get any job, than sit at home.  I work in a Pharmacy with an attached subpost office, and it is totally demoralising for the staff who work their butts off for a bit above minimum wage, to see those who are on various benefits collecting their weekly dole, which is often more than the staff get for working. The current maximum is £24,000 per year.  A person would need to earn 30k to take home that.   We should always look after those who are ill or have fallen on hard times, but the welfare state should be a safety net, not a feather bed.

I think that no developer should be given permission to build on a greenfield site in an area where there are brownfield sites.  There are acres of victorian housing and derelict factories that need clearing and rebuilding as new eco friendly homes.

Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 21:28

The ones with eyes on the rear are usually hawkmoth caterpillars.

Mixing cremation ashes with soil

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 21:19

We mixed my Dads ashes with soil and planted three fruit trees last year. The Apple now has five huge apples on it. It doesn't seem to be a problem, although I made sure there was a good mixing up.

Last edited: 25 August 2017 21:20:07

Any idea what this is? Weed or not?

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 21:14

I think its chickweed. You will be able to tell when the flowers open. The stems are a lot softer than fuchsia.

Last edited: 25 August 2017 21:15:19

Sweet Corn Questions

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 20:58

Some caterpillars eat the silks.

Rose identification help please

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:38

Is it a peony or a rose bush? if it is a peony, is it a tree peony or herbaceous peony?

Long grass is good for frogs to hide in, they are all over my garden, hiding in borders under shrubs, but you really need water in the form of an accessible pond if you want frogs.

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