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Garlic planting

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:54

I try to plant mine at half-term in late October.

Eat the ones that didn't divide, the best ones to plant are the biggest cloves from the outside of the bulb, but make sure they are single cloves and not double ones inside the same skin.

To be honest, although they are an expense, I am going to buy garlic for planting again this year because I have had an absolutely wonderful crop.  Ditto shallots.

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:46

Sorry Peter, I really don't care for the esoteric difference, I still squish them.

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:43

If you have found droppings it is a caterpillar.  They are masters of disguise.  Look under the leaves.  There may only be one.

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:08

I Googled leatherjacket larvae and I got a pic identical to the one above.  Keep it as a pollinator if you wish, I squish them.

Walls and Hedges

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:03

This is a very normal type of hedge/field boundary where I live.  Hawthorn, briar, blackthorn,elder, cotoneaster, are just some of the suitable plants. Plus the occasional tree, like rowan. In fact you can put almost anything on the top of a wall.

Talkback: Shepherd's purse

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:44

Mekka, would you like mine?


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:28

What badger Act?  You can do whatever you like to keep them out of your property.

Not sure what the benefits of badgers are.  They go along the road banks opening wasp nests.  They eat ground-nesting and hedge-nesting birds if they can reach them.  They eat hedgehogs. They also do other nasty things.

I love to see them, but they are very destructive.

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:20

That is one I always squash if I find it when digging.  The name escapes me at the moment but I think it is a baddie.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 15:14

There are so many badgers about it is very hard not to see them in rural areas.  That is the problem.

My broad beans failed to form

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 15:08

Lack of pollination.  The bees have to visit the flowers to ensure pollination.

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