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'A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.' Old country saying.
Would a flame thrower be suitable? Or boiling water? If you use salt make sure there is not run-off to other planted areas.
Is it a slug/snail?
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.
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.
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!
I'm not sure that they breed in this country. I think they are migrants from the Continent.
Children can be told to keep away from the fence. If you grow anything anywhere near an electric fence you will be forever cutting back any vegetation (even grass) so that it does not touch the electric fence rendering it useless as it will short out.
If you leave one of the privet plant to grow tall and flower you will attract lots of bees and butterflies as it is an excellent nectar plant.
A dog will learn to leave electric fencing alone, very quickly. The charge in the fence is not enough to harm anything, just to deter.
At Wisley they put electric fencing around the sweetcorn to deter badgers.