Latest posts by maggie-1

Bramley apples

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:39

Hi everyone, just wondering what to do with my apples that were shaken off the tree a week ago. Does anyone know if they would be ripe enough to use, seems a waste not to use them.

Winter Tree Wash

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:02

Thank you both, just go and do it then, see how it goes. Hope I don't fall off my ladder!!

Winter Tree Wash

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:57

I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding using tree wash. I didn't get chance before winter set in because of the wet weather but I would welcome any thoughts on the best way to do this, especially as the sun is shining and I really need to get the best out of my fruit trees. What is the best way to apply it would be helpful, thanks.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 21:47

Let us know how you get on Mark

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:56

As long as you put it out of reach, easier said than done I know, I've got a cat, it should be fine. Most of the stems are probably out of reach. The buddleia stems were quite high so you might be ok, best read the instructions though 

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:38

Hi Mark, I used something by Doff, I found it in my father-in-laws shed, don't know how old it was but it worked. It was labelled Ant Killer, also for cockroaches, earwigs and all crawling insects. I'm sure that there are a lot of products out there that will do the job. My only concern would be if it was to be used on anything that you might want to eat. I can't believe how far ranging those darn things were, they seemed to jump out from anywhere!

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 11:20

I found earwigs on my buddleia leaves, eaten completely, pot of strawberries, in the greenhouse, on my apples, especially where two apples are very close together. Oh, you name it they've been there. As I said, I used a powder puffed on the plants, it made a big difference.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:40

Might be worth trying something specifically for earwigs. I tried a powder, sprayed on the leaves, it worked well, it was brilliant to see the new leaves forming.  Not sure about this time of year though, I don't know whether they hide in the winter.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 23:18

I was wondering if you have earwigs, I've had a big problem with them over the past couple of years in the garden and the greenhouse. They're difficult to spot and they're good at hiding. They do strip off a lot of the leaves and petals. Look out for them, they're an absolute nuisance. Good luck.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:22

Good luck HH, I hope you love your new home, I feel quite envious!

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