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Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:32
It's all about pollination. The pollen fertilizes each individual kernel, not the whole cob, so inevitably some get missed. Each 'string' leads to one kernel.

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 00:45
Often the damson stones float to the surface when you add the sugar.

The apples you can cook and then put through a Mouli or if you like hard work a sieve. Do not add sugar before you freeze or bottle the puree. Some you can freeze in smallish containers for apple sauce and larger containers for cakes or pies or whatever you desire.

what is this fly

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 00:37
Ken, if you had just walked away from the insects for a few hours, they would have disappeared 'naturally'. No killing necessary.

Please, please think before you destroy.

How do I tame this mystery tree?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 17:16
Most cutting down is done when the leaves have fallen. Makes the job easier.

You can cut it almost to the ground. It looks as though that has been done to it in the past.

Goat willow tree: to prune or not to prune

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 14:54
You won't kill it whatever you do.

Pruning agapanthus

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 14:51
They like to be congested in the pot. You can cut the whole stem and put it in a vase. They make excellent cut flowers.

My nuts are floating :(

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 19:53
Eat some fresh, they are delicious. If they are empty, that is probably why the squirrels have left them alone.

air brick problem

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 00:51
Nothing in your garden can touch the neighbour's wall. Not just by the air-bricks but along the whole length. Your garden soil must be at least two brick depths below the dpc and not cover the air-bricks.

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 16:22
Ooooooooooooooo er, I just saw you mention a pond........................

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 16:21
Stuff and nonsense.

"Is there a way we can kill them without getting up close to them?"

MatthewC you are in graver danger in your car when you drive along the road, or in a bus.

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