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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:44

Frankly with all the rain we've had the sooty mould would have washed off if it was going to.

The introduction of insects is impractical for most gardeners. They are either there or not and probably not at this time of year.

If you really want to get rid of it - it will harm the bay - you will have to take more drastic action.  But if the bush is small and the weather sunny, you can sit down and wipe off the critters on the undersides of the leaves with warm water and washing up liquid.

It all depends on whether you are a chemical-user or not.

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:34

That is a dock beside it.

when do i

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:32

Also described on Gardeners Question Time yesterday.

Quince Dilemma

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 16:57

If you grow something as a specimen tree it does the opposite of stunt its growth.

It allows it to grow to it's full potential, usually so that you can see it at it's best from every angle.

Raised Bed on firm surface

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:37

My raised beds are on Tarmac - school playground.  The beds have no specific drainage.  They in fact dry out too much when the weather is dry.  If I were constructing them again (they are made from old floorboards)  I would line them round the sides with damp-proof course plastic to preserve the wood a bit longer.

I also do not replace the soil, just add more compost each year + compost from pots, etc.

Talkback: How to plant long-cane raspberries

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:41

And cut out the spindliest ones, leaving a maximum of five canes per plant.

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:36

Yes Briggsy, but you do know it is illegal to release a trapped animal back to the wild?

I wonder what you did with the squirrel.

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 14:22

And how are you going to catch the rat?  And how are you then going to kill the rat?  

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 00:38

Nut, the idea of 'cornering' a ladybird gave me a good smile.  Thank you!

Egg Shells

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 00:33

Oh StillLearning I never kill those wonderful big slugs.  They do no harm.  They used to come out at night and graze the moss on the wall by my back door.

Use a bit of discrimination!

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