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Woodlice are eating my strawberries

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:30

Blackbirds got most of our outside strawberries last year also our blueberries, cherries and currants but slugs are also a problem with strawberries. I planted some strawberries in large hanging baskets in the greenhouse and poly tunnel - that stopped the pests, also easy to pick! The previous year I planted strawberries in an old sheep trough stood on blocks in the poly tunnel - birds and slugs avoided unfortunately not mice!!

wild apples

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:14

Does anyone have the address to send a sample from a wild apple tree we have at the side of the lane at the farm? It is an unusual shape, Not much fruit this year but have managed to salvage one apple.

sweet chestnut

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 12:10

That's encouraging, I will give them another try. Thanks

sweet chestnut

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 18:32

does anybody know the best wat of propagating sweet chestnut trees? Have tried growing from chestnuts last year without much luck although I have grown conker trees this way, should I persevere or is it possible to take cuttings?

runner beans

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:20

Thank-you, I seem to have so many having already frozen beans in pods I will now leave to dry, if the weather holds out it won't take long!

runner beans

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:45

Does anybody know if you can eat dried runner beans? We grow borlotti beans to use during the winter in casseroles, we grew a few kidney beans last year, is there any reason you can't do the same with runner beans?

sheep wool

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:51

As a sheep owner I doubt if sheep's wool would work as a deterent for slugs and snails but it is a great mulch, takes ages to rot down and carries it's own fertiliser if you use daggings( the dirty wool trimmed from a sheeps rear end) Also good for lining hanging bakets but birds do like to steal it for their nests

encouraging the local woodpecker to come back to the garden

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:46

peanuts are our woodpecker's favourites, I have one feeder right outside my kitchen window which they frequent but the one hanging under the wooden birdtable is favourite - they peck the wood as they creep up the post then onto the nuts.

Red Onions - Buds Forming

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:41

likewise - I just nip off the buds as soon as I see them developing - onions still growing well

no apples!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:35

seems quite common, I also have same problem. We had very heavy rain combined with strong winds just as blossom was at it's best so only got a few apples where tree was sheltered by an ash and a wild damson which we had been wondering about trimming back to let in more light - glad we didn't at least there are a few apples!!

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wild apples

how to identify wild apple tree 
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sweet chestnut

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runner beans

drying & eating 
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how do I get rid of

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