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Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:09

Bug killer will work, but so will removing the critters by hand. You can see the eggs they are the little green dots next to the caterpillars. Whichever you feel happiest doing OL.

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:04

If you blow up the pic Hostafan you can see the caterpillars

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:01

Looks like Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars, if you remove the caterpillars and get some finer mesh they will be fine, its time consuming but if you dont have too many then keeping a close watch and removing them as the eggs appear will be fine.

I use scaffold safety netting, its a lot finer mesh and keeps the butterflies out

After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:54

Glad your day had a better ending SP3, plants are always springing surprises, just when you think they've given up for good you see signs of life, always magic


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:36

Lovely day at Wisley with better half and middle stepdaughter. They have planted a field of poppies called the Flanders meadow to commemerate the 100 yr anniversary of WW1.

It looked great in the sunshine, its mixed with cornflower and other meadow flowers.

The long borders looking very lush so there should be a great display by the middle of July, roses are also fantastic this year.

We tend to go every 3 to 4 weeks and are also surprised how much things have changed each time.


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:40

I'm loving this forum more and more, cake for tea and now cake for breakfast. Off to Wisley in a mo, I might need to sample cake there too.

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:19

Any forum that encourages us to eat cake has got to be good

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:28

The farm near me has sown maize in the field this year, the seeds that could be seen had a pink coating so it is possible you have been given seeds treated for agricultral use,as Dove says probably a fungicide or something similar.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:53

Salino, I would'nt say that people who have tattoos are looking to draw attention to themselves. Its more a question of your own individuality, I dont have tattoos but some that I have seen look very good, some not so, but thats only my particular taste.

I cant see why anyone would 'loathe' them, as SweetPea says, if you dont like it look away.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:57

It should'nt affect the choices you have made OL but not all perrenials are consistently longlived, often plants listed as perrenials have a life span of only 3-5 yrs

Its worth 'googling' online, there is lots of info there, specialist nurseries will give advice but lots of general GC's list all plants the same, so you may buy a plant thinking it will be a permanent fixture only to find it dies within a couple of years

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