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difference. They're fascinating but it's not funny any more. Does anyone know the relationship betwee the ants and the very small off-white moths that come out of the nests just as the ants start to swarm? I've wondered for years. Ants! I can live with them
to grow but you have to watch out for the plum moth which seems to prefer some varieties (larva in the fruit). Pheramone traps are the way to attract the moths before they lay their eggs in the developing fruit. Thanks for your blog encoraging the growing
agree with you. In the 60's when I came to this country,london was still full of bombed out buildings. In this chaos, Greater rosebay wiloowherb grew in abundance,and their were butterflies/moths everywhere night and day! But now,no willowherb,hardly any
not clean up after our pets, we would be fined, we even had a cat claw holes in the polly tunnel because it could see a moth flitting around, I have tried moth balls, which work. I buy them off the internet and the postman is not too keen on having them
or if the badger is finding a way in again. We have had an unusual visitor this year, which i have found out is an elephant hawk moth caterpillar. I first thought it was a slug. They were last seen demolishing a fuchsia bush, which they apparently love.I've read
spring but a dearth of anything but whites, hedge browns and tiger moths at present. It is very important as you say, Kate, to realise we too are part of the natural world and will suffer by having less food if the pollinators are not around. I saw a Red
of the world, just add it to the long list of other pests. Grandmother suggested moth balls in the tunnels, and for me it worked wonders. Apparently moles don't like the smell and they move away. I certainly saw them move into empty field next door Getting rid
larvae in the above ground part between the leaves. I'm assuming this is the leaf moth/ minor that ruined our leeks last year but I wasn't expecting it to effect the onions. We live in Staffordshire and I know this is an affected area. I'm wondering
leaving the outer and inner veins. What moth is causing this? And what do I have to spray them with?
into the surrounding foliage, hope he picked up some slugs on his way, he is welcome to the moths as well.