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    I forgot Snadger! Thank you!

    Oh, and the slugs and snails around here are so *dumb*, they come out in the daytime! Brilliant for me as I'm usually asleep by 10pm. It's all this country air....

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    Guess you'll have already looked for information on dealing with caterpillars, but just in case:

    How to Keep Caterpillars Out of the Garden: 9 Steps

    I must admit, the site of hundreds of fat cabbage white caterpillars on my cabbages and broccoli is a bit stomach-churning. When they're absolutely tiny, I squish them in my fingers. But by the time they get a bit bigger and gorged, I pick them or knock them off and then stand on them. Still gross, but at least I get to eat my greens. Lots of people cover up their brassicas to stop the butterflies being able to lay eggs.

    None of the brassica family like windy conditions. Tall plants can be staked, but even smaller cabbages will suffer from wind rock and their tiny roots will break. Do you have an less exposed spots?
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    Talking Dads

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Dedicating your veg plot to your Dads is such a nice idea. I'm sure they'd be delighted by it.
    My husband's dad wanted to grow veg but never could; my dad grew beans, tomatoes, all sorts, but the beans were on a plot miles from any water source, so we used to load up the truck with huge jugs of water to do the watering every Friday night. This was in upstate NY. Both of them liked being in the garden, which usually involved lots and lots of muffled swearing

    I wish we really could all get together and exchange stories. I'm aspiring to the Nutters Club, if they'll have me.

    Have a, as my mate likes to say, Superfine Day
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    With a name like yours, I'm sure you'd be admitted. Veggiechicken is nutter-in-chief. I'm sure she'll be along to invite you. Otherwise... you could of course just join. I can't vouch for the response mind. VC wields a pointy stick, which some have uncharitably remarked that she flies around on. I personally have never seen that.
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    Welcome along - what's your 'vague' location?

    https://youtu.be/Hx_m7Y9nGtU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Puss View Post
    With a name like yours, I'm sure you'd be admitted. Veggiechicken is nutter-in-chief. I'm sure she'll be along to invite you. Otherwise... you could of course just join. I can't vouch for the response mind. VC wields a pointy stick, which some have uncharitably remarked that she flies around on. I personally have never seen that.
    Ha ha - Snoop Puss, you sound a transplanted British (English? Welsh? Scots? No.I.?) person & Spain must have its own special challenges.

    Thank you/mucho gracias for info on caterpillars & nutter club. Just some pics - the only shelter we have really is an eight foot hedgerow, but it doesn't stop the window whistling round the side of the bungalow at 50mph.

    Oh, and because of some inconsiderates undoing the farmer's gate, as well as the usual pests - slimeballs, foxes, pigeons, badgers, etc. - from time to time we get a pitch invasion from cows. If caught in time we can stand on the lawn with a stick and repel them - it's all go here!
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    Cool Location

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Welcome along - what's your 'vague' location?

    https://youtu.be/Hx_m7Y9nGtU
    I love your signature, Baldy - all it needs is a bowler hat....

    We are on top of a Welsh mountain. A very short one, near sunny Prestatyn
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    Thumbs up Ps

    PS The forsythia and the hydrangea on our front lawn are 40 years old; we've only been here 10 months in July.

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