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Identification help needed

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:38

Just a wild plant of the mustard family, not necessarily oil seed rape.  It grows everywhere.  Pull up.

Fig Tree Care

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 01:43

Before Mid-Summers Day is the correct time to pinch out the shoots at the ends of fig tree branches.  If they have made little growth pinch out after three leaves.  If they have made good growth pinch out after five leaves.

Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 01:37

When we were in Australia recently we noticed every house had at least one tree, for shade.  The trees were planted really close to the houses.

Why don't the Australians worry so much about it?

In British-speak the bay is too close.  Remove now or if you want to re-plant it, in the autumn.  Pruning will not restrict it sufficiently.

Rat problem

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 15:25

Remember that if you trap rats you have to have a method of killing them.  Bait is better, but do make sure it cannot be reached by anything else.  Putting it under rhubarb leaves is not enough.  

Place rat poison in lengths of down pipe laid on the ground where rats run.  Down the side of a building by a wall is suitable.

Wild Bee swarm in my Garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 00:43

'A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.'  Old country saying.

weed killer!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 14:05

Would a flame thrower be suitable?  Or boiling water?  If you use salt make sure there is not run-off to other planted areas.

What's been eating the rhubarb?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 14:01

Is it a slug/snail?

What is this little tree..?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:27

I concur.  Not a very attractive tree as it happens. Acers are usually lovely, this one looks too closely related to sycamore.

Sorry, my prejudice against sycamore is showing.

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 09:53

I wish I were rich enough to use slug pellets with such abandon.  You are only supposed to sprinkle them sparingly.  With inches between each one.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 23:28

I think the human hair and pee are for deer.

If a fox is causing trouble why do you want it caught and released to cause trouble somewhere else?  I can tell you that we don't want your urban foxes in the countryside, thank you very much.  They are too used to raiding dustbins to survive in the wild!

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