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newt-spawn[i would love to have great-crested newts in my pond.anyone got any ideas how i can encourage them in my garden..... It is nice to know that someone else appreciates the beauty of moths too. :) One of the newts in my pond has gone all bloated
The mature stage of certain caterpillars.
What can I do about this pest? Its had a go at my garlic shallots onions and leeks.
Very jealous! We have a big street lamp outside our garden so unlikely we'll get bats flying past as there's a big, dark park next door. Did loads of bat walks along the Thames last year though - our bat detector kept picking up stag beetles! many like me must have enjoyed watchi...
I have just planted a 3 yr Victoria Plum tree, should I put a grease band around the stem or does this only apply to specific fruits?
I know I'm ahead of the game but does anybody have a tried and trsuted way to control pea moth. I crop rotate but always seem to suffer with maggots attacking my peas, much to my grandsons' disgust! Any advice?
When the children first found the caterpillar, they were fascinated and asked me what sort of moth it might turn into. They were amazed when I told them that instead of a moth, it would turn into a sawfly the size of a hornet. Some of the parents
On Saturday I turned over a rose leaf that appeared to be stuck up with a mass of silky threads to reveal a bizarre furry blob - the wingless female of the vapourer moth, Orgyia antiqua. Well, she's not completely wingless, she has tiny vestigial
As a rule, I only grow plants that will benefit bees, moths and other pollinators. I do relax this rule, though, by growing auriculas. I do this for my partner, who loves them (even if bees don’t).We have built up quite a collection over the years