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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:27

In the Spring you may hear them chewing at dry hogweed stalks to get the material to construct their nests.  Every wasp except the queen is killed by the frost, and you may see her when she comes out of hibernation in the spring.  She is much the biggest wasp you will see.

Amazing Nature!!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:21

You must keep them dry or all the fertilizer will leach out over winter.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:19

Could you invite your neighbours to tea one weekend and then tactfully ask for help in clearing leaves and hedge clippings?  Point out that an unkempt road will detract from their properties if the place is weedy and untidy.

Councils are not keen to adopt roads now-a-days as it costs them money.  I presume you have to pay for the upkeep of the road and pavements too.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 13:04

Usually slugs or snails.  Have you put out pellets?  Sweep your hand round the pots, in the holes at the base of the pots, under the bench, you are bound to find them if you search.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:02

Sadly wasps are being a bit of a nuisence at the moment as the wasps forage for sweet things.  Wasps do not build in the same place from year to year so I doubt they will be there next year. 

They really are the gardeners' friends.  Try to tell the children to stay stock still when they are about and certainly not to flap at them.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 18:56

If it didn't kill the worm it's unlikely to hurt you.  Me being me, I would omit the washing bit.  Washing only washes away flavour; you are going to cook the fruit after all.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 10:51

In my opinion it is all down to variety, because home-grown tomatoes usually beat supermarket tomatoes hands down.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 00:09

If it flowers in spring remember not to bring it into the house as it smells of cat piss!


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 09:33

In my opinion there are better things to make jelly out of.  It really needs to be mixed with apple as rowan berries are rather short on pectin.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 17:11

Perhaps they meant Cape Gooseberry but left out the Cape.

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