Robert Sears-Piccavey

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Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 19:48

Thank You Berghill and Bob the Gardener, for the advice. I will look at both insecticide and nematodes. It is really great to get help and advice through this forum. It is a great encouragement.Thank you

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 15:46

for the past 3 or 4 years I have been battling with plum codling moth maggots ruining my plum harvest.

I set 2 pheromone traps within the branches with limited success , as some had maggots and some did not. I have continued to  do this each year.

last year I set chives and lavender vulgaris under the branches, as I read somewhere that the moth does not like their scent. Again with some limited success as there were fewer with maggot but still not completely clear.

This October I put a thick grease band around the trunk of the tree and around the 3 main branches.

Is there anything else I can do?


Gardening one whole year (next week)

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:25

I have been gardening for 40 years and still get excited when the first green shoots appear in my greenhouse. I am like a child that still believes in magic. It never wears off. Spring is the best time for optomists like me. I always believe this year will be my best yet.

onion sets

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:49

I live just north of Nottingham and have put last of my Onion sets in today. I always push them into the soil to protect them from frosts and have sown Mid March for years. I only grow for the table and have never had a bad crop yet in 40 years of doing this.

I am not so confident about putting in my early spuds yet, but thats another topic.

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