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Grow Your Own / Bagging apples to prevent codling moth damage.
« Last post by Ivor Backache on Yesterday at 22:17 »
I have had a good crop of apples but also a lot of damage due to the codling moth. I used a pheromone trap and grease on the trunk. The traps did not do much and the grease did not work at all.

Did some work on the internet and came across plastic bagging of the fruit from a very early stage. Timing is crucial, but the plan is the seal the young apple before the moth lays any eggs and it grows in the bag.

Did a search on the site and found nothing. Has anyone done this and what advice can they give.
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Frugal Living / Re: cost of insect mesh
« Last post by cc on Yesterday at 21:55 »
With more and more tiny pests like allium leaf miner, lee moth etc, I have decided to grow more crops under what is often called enviromesh or veggie mesh. Although it lasts for years if you look after it, it does need quite some financial layout in the first place, so I have been looking around at costs

I know usually I am keen to buy local, or at least British, but on this occasion I have been tempted away across the seas to... Hong Kong

I have just bought a piece 1m by 2.6m for 30 less than the next closest British competitor, with free p&p. It arrived in just over two weeks. This gives me enough to cover both leek beds through until the Autumn, and then use it for onion sets next Spring.

I felt some of you might be interested... search in Amazon for insect mesh and there are lots to choose from, billed as UV stable too
I am afraid there are some things that I would never buy from the Chinese. Basically any thing that if it is going to fail it will not be soon. There are to many con merchants in China. If I buy enviro mesh it will be from UK company which I can take it back to..... If I don't loose the receipt!!

I can only speak from experience, and on this occasion it seems that what you see is what you get. I made the original post in that light. Everyone makes up their own mind about what they buy and where they buy it from. That's life  :D
Opps sorry
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2017
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 20:55 »
Haddock strips in lemon/pepper breadcrumbs with coleslaw and tomatoes.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 20:53 »
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Insect bite
« Last post by JayG on Yesterday at 20:43 »
Lots of biting insects out there, especially in the evening - best to cover up exposed skin if you are particularly attractive or sensitive to them, especially if you've got neighbours who think nude is rude!  ;)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by oldgrunge on Yesterday at 20:17 »
Working Man Blues - Doc Watson
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2017
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 19:39 »
Baked trout on top of potatoes,steamed plot carrots & green beans, baked pattypan with parmesan
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2017
« Last post by New shoot on Yesterday at 19:37 »
Plot veg curry with pork and some rice.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 19:21 »
Yes, I did- so will follow with this..

Down Under - Men At Work  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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