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Help to ID this bug/pest?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:06

Leatherjackets.

fig tree

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:13

Correction.  Fig trees do not like having their roots confined.  It is done to stop the tree producing lots of growth but not much fruit.

Confining the roots is done to give the tree the impression it might die - so it had better reproduce itself and make fruit.

I grew figs very successfully in West Wales against a west facing wall, and I know of several good fig trees in the area.  It's wet hereabouts, but perhaps not too cold.

Seedlings

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:56

Yes, but it will take years to grow to flowering size.  Note how long the little bulbils take to flower and you will get some idea.

If you have mixed colours, be aware you may not get a 'nice' gladioli from all your trouble as they will have cross-bred.

Cabbage under cloch

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:09

Trouble is the cabbages may grow too tall for the cloche.  They may also get too hot under there.  Butterflies get in everywhere.

What is this larvae?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:05

Yes I'm sure they will, but they will also try to sell you a chemical cure for them too!

Hard pan

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:03

Rotovating makes a hard pan.  It occurs at the greatest depth the blades can reach.

Sadly, for you, the best thing is human digging power and lots of bulky additions to the soil.

Drainage has to be sorted before cultivations.

Hang out the washing

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 01:06

You have a patio; stick it in the patio.

What is this larvae?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 01:01

Look more like leatherjackets, the photo is not very clear.  Either way a baddy.

Leylandii Hedge with TPO on it

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 00:56

Get hold of the county Tree Officer and he/she will give you advice.

Advice about magnolias needed.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 00:54

Magnolias react to pruning by producing lots of unproductive 'water shoots.'

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