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Wasps

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 06:28

Certainly not bumblebees, as the article shows, but bullet-like wasp bodies, yellow & black, and behaving like wasps, so I am pretty sure they are.  Local shop has traps, which I am reluctant to use, since presumably just goes on collecting them and waiting for them to die.  Was hoping there might be some smell that I could apply to deter them, but cannot find anything mentioned.

Wasps

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:14

Thanks, guys, but unless I want to dismantle the whole fascia, impossible to get at the nest.  There seem to be only 2 or 3 of them about this morning, so maybe they are being deterred.  Will ask at local gardening shop.

Wasps

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:45

Wasps appear to be gaining access through a narrow gap just above doors to my decking.  I have tried to seal it off but they are still hanging around.  Don't like killing them, but does anything deter wasps?

June Berry at an end

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:47

Thanks, I think it must be something like that. Have never had this happen before, and other trees in the same row seem untouched.  Oh well!

June Berry at an end

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 18:26

What's happened to my June Berry (Saskatoon)?  Planted it last summer and it seemed to take OK, dropped leaves and this year new buds appeared - but never opened.  It was protected with a plastic sleeve against rabbits.  I decided to move it, but when I dug it up, everything below about an inch under the ground had been eaten away, leaving a rounded hard stem.  I asked the sellers and they suggested grubs in the ground, but I cannot see anything.  Any ideas, people?  And will it happen again.

Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:49
I grew six tomato vines in my porch up here at 1000 ft in the North Pennines, provided me with a constant supply for myself from late August. I took them down before going away on holiday and made 4 pounds of green tomato jam with the unripe fruit, but will certainly try the relish next year, thanks.

Talkback: Bats

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 11:50
Happened to me once staying in a friend's house near Dover, woke to feel a draught every few minutes on my face. Stupidly what I did was open the bedroom door, so it flew through there and then had the whole house to play with! Getting a bit of help from the others staying there, we eventually cornered it in the toilet and I picked it up, still remember the feel of its tiny claws clutching my fingers. And yes, I know I shouldn't have done but I wasn't up in bat protection in those days.

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 14:59
I couldn't agree more. The stuff seems to hide itself until it suddenly bursts forth rampantly over everything in the border, and as fast as you try to pull it out, it sticks to everything and breaks up into pieces.

Talkback: Weather damage to plants

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 18:26
Up here in the North Pennines I have for the last two nights covered all my newly planted stuff, mostly with light packaging material, some with weed barrier, anything to give a bit of shelter! It does seem to have worked in temperatures up to -4C.

Starting from scratch

Posted: 02/12/2011 at 19:10

Thanks, will have a look.  But it's more how do I begin to prepare the ground for planting when it's in such a bad state?  Am removing builder's rubble, and underlying black polythene which previous owners laid down, Site is very uneven due to building work.  Clumps of rushes and horsetail both front and back.

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Wasps

Invasion of wasps in the roof 
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June Berry at an end

New bush has roots and main stem eaten away 
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Talkback: Using green tomatoes

I grew six tomato vines in my porch up here at 1000 ft in the North Pennines, provided me with a constant supply for myself from late August... 
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Last Post: 03/11/2012 at 14:48

Talkback: Bats

Happened to me once staying in a friend's house near Dover, woke to feel a draught every few minutes on my face. Stupidly what I did was ope... 
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Last Post: 07/09/2012 at 22:51

Starting from scratch

Large garden gone to wilderness 
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