Tag Archives: pheromone traps

Scrumptious apple crop

The Scrumptious apples have been falling off the tree, some of them rotten due to codling moth invasion. Yesterday, it therefore felt like the right time to pick and start processing. The above picture shows about half of them, which … Continue reading

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Having a rest this year?

Normally, the apple tree at the back of the garden is full of blossom before the leaves appear. Not this year! The leaves have started to unfurl but there isn’t one flower on the tree. The crab apple, on the … Continue reading

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A bee for my apples

Before I start my post proper, I would like to report that I have been able to make a partial fix of the comments function on my blog. It seems that WP has introduced a new piece of software for … Continue reading

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Unexpected protection

I’m not pleased that the pheromone trap I put out to protect my apple trees is plastic or that the insert can only be thrown away once it is replaced every six weeks. On the other hand, I never expected … Continue reading

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I’ve already got some of these!

The weather this weekend has hardly been springlike and conducive to gardening, so just as well I was away. However, on the way home, I stopped off at Belton garden centre to see if they had any pheromone traps to … Continue reading

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