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  • “If something is not eating your plants…….

    …then your garden is not part of the ecosystem.”

    I read this somewhere and it’s pretty spot on isn’t it?

    Its just really about damage limitation.
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

    Location....Normandy France

  • #2
    Good quote, Nicos.
    Definitely a big part of the ecosystem here then...
    Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
    Endless wonder.

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    • #3
      I completely agree. I would much prefer a battlefield between the goodies and the baddies than a bug free desert. I was reminded of last summer I think it was, when my globe artichokes were absolutely smothered in blackfly, I'd never seen an infestation like it. I was resigned to losing them and cutting them down, but as always with me, life got too busy and it was a few days later when I went down to cut them down and to my amazement there wasn't a single blackfly in sight, every single artichoke was clean and sat on some leaves were ladybirds.
      I may have holes in the leaves of lots of plants, but my garden and greenhouses are filled with the sound and sight of so many insects it more than makes up for it.
      That said I will continue to shake off and try to squash those pesky bright green hoppy thrip things on my peppers!
      Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds and a Giant Puffball!
      Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

      Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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      • #4
        I remember years ago,I was looking at my lettuce thinking why has nothing touched it,nothing has had a little bite of it,then I thought it must be bad or something
        Location : Essex

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        • #5
          When we first moved here I bought two globe artichoke plants. We watered them well every day for a week and suddenly, one day , there was absolutely nothing there!
          We had a rummage around only to find we’d planted them amongst a large maze of vole tunnels. Yup - you guessed - they must have had a midnight feast calling in all their family and friends.
          Same thing happened to the tulips and clematis planted nearby. Rotters.

          No point in fighting with them - they were there before me

          Now then…that pesky hare eating all my strawberries this year. Well…. He/ she is rather sweet and just sits watching Hibou who just sits watching him/her. Funnily enough although Hibou (cat) is a real hunter , I’ve never seen her chase a hare, maybe she’s already tried and given up.
          Last edited by Nicos; 04-08-2022, 01:47 PM.
          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

          Location....Normandy France

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          • #6
            A neighbours rabbit got in our garden once,it was big,went straight for my strawberry plants coincidently,our cat just followed it around,I knocked at the neighbours house I was worried & she wasn’t worried,I was saying our cat looked like it was going to jump on it but she said it’ll be alright,the rabbit eventually left the way it came in through a hole in the fence. Maybe the rabbits big feet are a bit scary for a cat,the way they kick their feet I don’t know?
            Location : Essex

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