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New Tomato Pests?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 00:43

Yes, tomato moth.  I've never had more than one at a time, and not every year.  The small black things you can see are the droppings.  They are usually a clue as to where the caterpillar is. Master of disguise.

Search and destroy!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 09:35

I am an Aquarian, I love playing with water.  A 'system' would deny me the pleasure.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:34

I wouldn't put the material you specify on the compost heap.  If you need brown waste for the compost use cardboard - the wiggy worms love it - and shredded paper, or straw.

The wood material is good as a weed surpressing mulch.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:29

I didn't go into detail, but I also fill large containers by siphoning and then move them in the wheelbarrow then tip them into stragedically placed butts.  No electricity involved.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:25

Trouble is I've seen many badgers on the roads at night and they are hopeless at self-preservation as they snuffle along the side of the road.  There is nothing worse than seeing them dead on the verge.

Please explain the dichotomy.  I put out food for the birds to attract them to my garden.

I put out food for the badgers to deter them from eating/destroying my crops.

I can't make head nor tail of it!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:18

Wow, Debi, how nice to see a post by a Lysaght, there aren't many of us about!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:37

I move water to butts placed around the vegetable garden when the ones on the drainpipes are full.  You can buy cheap water pumps to move the water from butt to butt or use buckets.



Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:26

What make you think that feeding them would DETER them?  Would you be deterred if someone gave you free food?

Look to your fences.  It is dangerous for the badgers if they get too used to the proximity of humans.  They are more likely to get killed on the road, going to and fro from your feeding station.

As to holes in the lawn - they made such a mess of our fields when we were farming - you can fill the holes in during the winter when they semi-hibernate.  All ready for them to start again next year.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:26

It looks very sad.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:24

Be aware that ash trees are prone to 'drop a branch'.  It really is better to have them looked at in case they have reached the end of their life rather than anything getting squished!

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