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Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:07

Like most people, I am not in a postion to talk about the bee pollination aspect.With regard the pesticide side, they  are not used lightly as are very expensive. One use is as Frontline for domestic animals! Perhaps the ban will impact people in ways not envisaged?

They are often used for  the difficult pests like mealy bug & vine weavils which are difficult to target.

 

Lavenders in containers leaves going yellow

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 21:03

Could be a combination of too much water or nutrient  deficiency. How large is the container relative to plant?

Conifer Hedge

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:58

They will only improve if put into larger pots, so easier to plant out straight away!

Beech tree very small leaves

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:50

Beech is mainly a tree of uplands eg The Chilterns & will not tolerate poor drainage. They can be slow to establish, with losses if from bare root in late winter. Pots are so much quicker to get away especially if planting larger specimens.

Talkback: Frogs and toads in the garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

Toads do not need a pond for most of the year being terrestrial travelling over land for some distance.

Talkback: Growing yew hedges

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:38
People often believe that Yew hates water; it will not tolerate water logging. The best hedges I have seen are on the Norfolk Broads just inches above the watertable

Talkback: Frogs and toads in the garden

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:28
Great predators of slugs, keeping them well under control!
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Talkback: Growing yew hedges

People often believe that Yew hates water; it will not tolerate water logging. The best hedges I have seen are on the Norfolk Broads just in... 
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