London (change)
Today 13°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 10°C

kev sulli

Latest posts by kev sulli

1 to 10 of 28

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:02
i'm sure cider makers don't search every apple or for thgat matter jam makers so some processing seems fine but how safe is eating fresh?

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 07:21
good news
my raspberries and goosegogs have not been affected, however i just caught in time one bush with sawfly larva which I dealt with soapy water hand pick and a good hose down. bush is on edge of fish pond to help stop cats so obviously no spray. half the leaves were eaten in a day !!! kev

wall flower

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 07:07
ok thanks everyone I'll save in envelopes marked and dated for sow May.
good tip from Monty Don write what's in envelope i'm no elephant!

wall flower

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 07:59
Hi, i have just collected some seed pods from plants . Whats best to do with these store ,sow ? or discard.?

Rat problem

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 04:52
yes bird feeders also bring mice and other vermin as well as do chickens rabbits etc good house keeping of these is key in these areas.Baited cage traps work well and bait stations but not for the faint hearted .if you have a big problem pest controllers are available,

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 15:56
hi again,
has a spray or prevention method been recommended for next year or is this now bush tucker only.?

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:48
hi had trouble with reply now working clicked basic editor so now able to type. Anyway my location is lowestoft the most easterly point of Britain maggot came out when put in syrup so may also work with just water or maybe a light brine.
sorry for the delay in reply.

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:30

put some cherries in syrup today.had a few bruised ones left over. so put these in a covered ramekin with left over syrup early this morning. Just had a look with view to snack O dear!! maggot has a emerged  from a pin prick hole now visible.Is this the dreaded ECF?? I wonder and how much extra protein have I eaten in the passed !!?

bush tucker Kev.

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 04:43

Had some damaged cherries this year found this happened over night just before they are properly ripe after  two nights got fed up with more damage so removed rest of cherries they are nearly ready have enjoyed a good few. I suspected mice but have no hard evidence of the culprut ,very keen bird feeder just next door?best way of ripening anyone apart from leave on tree?

regards kev

Cats in gardens

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 06:41

thanks David  looks good but think it may spray  people next door as well have gardens either side ?

1 to 10 of 28

Discussions started by kev sulli

wall flower

Replies: 3    Views: 179
Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 07:07

greenhouse plastic fittings

wind damage 
Replies: 3    Views: 237
Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 18:47


Replies: 5    Views: 399
Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 18:31

cut or leave ?

Replies: 7    Views: 631
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 18:33


Replies: 0    Views: 231
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 07:12

fruit tree blossom

Replies: 7    Views: 594
Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 17:17


new to growing figs 
Replies: 13    Views: 637
Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 18:46
7 threads returned