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Wait until the plants are dormant.(winter) Carefully remove them with roots attached. Dig over the area, removing all trace of weeds. Incorporate manure/compost into the soil and after fruit trees have been replanted put down a 3" mulch. Replant fruit trees to the previous depth. (also scatter ...
Manda, since you are an expert, can you tell me about the stuff on my tree too. It's a crab apple - taller than the garage. Last winter Jim took out all the little side shoots, so now there is a clean stem of 8' or more. Except it's not clean - it has a whiteish/grey sticky stuff on all little bobb...
"and at nearly 3x the recommended dosage and the Ivy just laughed at me like this "
Try the normal dose, it works for me maybe it will need 2 or 3 hits over a couple of months and in the evening, but it works.(with a small drop of detergent)
"Good news is they fly low and fairly horizontal, so a good screen around prevents them laying their eggs on your plants." If the above statement is correct, I assume they are able to fly through, or navigate around houses, fences, hedges etc ? Don't forget the wind might carry them over ...
"Good news is they fly low and fairly horizontal, so a good screen around prevents them laying their eggs on your plants."
If the above statement is correct, I assume they are able to fly through, or navigate around houses, fences, hedges etc ?
I happened to post on fb about our granddaughter asking us if our hen's eggs would hatch if we left them. I tried to explain, as well as I could to a 6yr old, that as we don't have any male chickens that wasn't possible. Then someone on fb told me that I was wrong and that hens don't need a cockere...
3 Rhubarb crumbles and plenty of stewed with custard and plenty more growing but I love the stuff so non spare from 5 crowns.
Helen, I still haven't bottled the 2 gall from a couple of years ago.
Just reminded me, I must pull some for Sunday.
In hind site, I think that it is Vine Weevil as chafer grubs look like something out of alien (last one I dug up was 2" long , once seen, never forgotten) cutworms tend to work on or just below the surface of the soil.
In my experience Vine weevil larvae have brown heads and creamy bodies.
"I should add that the critter I scooped out from under the affected plant was a grub type creature and not an adult weevil, a larvae I assume."
All three that I have mentioned are all soil living larvae of various creatures.
We learn by our mistakes
"I pulled it and it was not attached to the rootball any more" Sounds like Vine Weevil , could be Cutworm or Chafer grub though. Have a shufty through the compost and see what you find Or get a container of clean water, remove a couple of your plants and drown the roots for 12 ish hours, i...
It is not illegal to have an occasional bonfire (1 a month or thereabouts, if it is more frequent it could be a nuisance) but it is illegal to pollute the atmosphere. That was my councils view last year anyway, so I burnt the letter they sent. I couldn't work it out either. My Cluckies showed no ill...
I think 2" chicken wire is just asking for trouble.
You should be okay with 1" weld mesh, better with 1/2" x 1" but 1" should be okay as it is also a lot stronger than chicken wire.
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