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Latest posts by Welshonion

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.

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!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 09:35

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


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:34

I wouldn't put the material you specify on the compost heap.  If you need brown waste for the compost use cardboard - the wiggy worms love it - and shredded paper, or straw.

The wood material is good as a weed surpressing mulch.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:29

I didn't go into detail, but I also fill large containers by siphoning and then move them in the wheelbarrow then tip them into stragedically placed butts.  No electricity involved.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:25

Trouble is I've seen many badgers on the roads at night and they are hopeless at self-preservation as they snuffle along the side of the road.  There is nothing worse than seeing them dead on the verge.

Please explain the dichotomy.  I put out food for the birds to attract them to my garden.

I put out food for the badgers to deter them from eating/destroying my crops.

I can't make head nor tail of it!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 00:18

Wow, Debi, how nice to see a post by a Lysaght, there aren't many of us about!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:37

I move water to butts placed around the vegetable garden when the ones on the drainpipes are full.  You can buy cheap water pumps to move the water from butt to butt or use buckets.


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