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Brown/black bumps on olive tree

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 08:37

I would say they are scale insects also. You would have thought the vendor might have seen these before selling it to you! I have got rid of scale insects buy dipping a cotton bud in methylated spirit and rubbing it on the insect - they have a quite a hard coating. 

Bell peppers problem

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 09:38

Hi Disardo. Yes this is definitely sun scorch. I live down in SW France near to the Pyrenees and have had the same problem with my tomatoes, although not with the peppers as the leaves have prevented the scorch. Next year I'm going to find shading for the toms. You should probably do the same for your peppers if you are growing them in a very hot place, maybe move the containers if possible during the hottest part of the day?

Just having a moan

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 12:14

Hello Nora, thanks for coming back to me. I spoke  to someone in the subscription dept. yesterday. She couldn't account for why it's taking so long for the magazine to reach me. 

It always used to come at the beginning of the month, but now does not arrive until the middle, if at all - I haven't received the July issue so they are sending another one. I am only in France and generally the post is very good. 

Thanks Nora


Just having a moan

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 12:05

Hi everyone, am I the only one living abroad who does not receive their magazine until the middle of the month? It's seems to get later and later, I havn't received the July issue yet. Other post gets here quickly enough from the UK, any ideas what the problem is?

Who's nicked my figs?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 08:57

This is very strange because we have a large fig tree that always produces loads of fruit. A couple of weeks ago when I looked there were plenty forming but now they have all disappeared. The birds don't usually nick them until they are ripe in the autumn. Very strange indeed!

Plant id

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 08:45

The top one looks like an Anchusa.

Plants by post

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:01

Hayloft plants send to France so I would expect them to send to Ireland. Very good plants and customer service.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 15:44

Hi DD, I have been following your adventures with great interest and wish you all the luck for the future. I thought the following could be of use to you as there are pictures of the menus. 


I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this link on here! I personally have nothing whatsoever to do with this place but have enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and cake there!

If I can find out anymore for you I will let you know.

Snake ID please

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 09:16

Hi Obelixx, yes it is the Western Whip snake or Couleuvre as it is known in France. We have them down here and they are not venomous. They can seem quite intimidating when you cross them as my OH found out when he rounded a corner and came face to face with one - I've never seen him run so fast!


Posted: 23/05/2017 at 11:31

I live in France and use Hayloft. The plants are always in very good condition and well packaged. One plant was not the specified colour, and when I emailed there was no quibble about sending the correct one which arrived when stated. Excellent customer service.

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