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Tinca Steve

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I do about 7kg of jam from it every year.
Tayberry and Calamansi,
Tayberry and Rhubarb,
Tayberry and Apple,
And of course plain Tayberry.
 

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To stop 'Blue' peeing on them. The dishes are that way up for drainage during the winter and the other way up during the season when I'm watering them.
 

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Wood lice.
horrible things. I get loads of these in back garden. And they eat my strawberries.
moved some wood yesterday and loads and it’s winter. Me thinks I need a proper tidyup and have a few wood lice areas for them and then I can hopefully control them better
 

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They dont normally damage fruit but will carry on where something has already started like slugs.
 

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They dont normally damage fruit but will carry on where something has already started like slugs.
I have found them in holes in my apples ( they are good climbers) and strawberries. I have the powder and use it under my strawberry pots.
I been outside this afternoon and seems canny warm. And noticed a lot of my pots with strawberries in are looking really dry. Should I water them? Feed them. Or leave them. I can push a screwdriver right to bottom of a 11 litre pot. I like good drainage with my strawberries
 

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Made this today. For bugs
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The bees will like them but needed to be out in September so they could overwinter. Put it under the eaves of a shed or somewhere similar.
 

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The bees will like them but needed to be out in September so they could overwinter. Put it under the eaves of a shed or somewhere similar.
Had bees nest in a bird box last year. Behind Apple tree and no bother so left it alone. Bit risky as sunniest spot and I like a sit out there
 

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You don't annoy them they won't annoy you.
Once sat in a swim next to a wasps nest and during the day had an odd one land on my arm licking the sweat off or could be the corn juice. Left them alone and they flew off.
 

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Just potted up 18 garden mums chrysanthemums that have rooted canny well. Only took the 18 cuttings
Last year they flowered November time.
This year I going to try nipping them out more often to try get shorter bushy plant ?. I have already nipped top off them.
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A few of my strawberries
 
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