Welshonion


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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?

badgers

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.

badgers

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.

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!

water-butt-location-problem

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 09:35

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

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