Friday, 9 September 2016

Box Tree Moth

To my horror, I have found the box tree moth, Cydalima perpectalis, in the garden. I haven't seen any other and, I hope this is an isolated case. Am I only comforting myself that everything will be alright? 
I spray my box trees every three weeks with an insecticide. I don't like it but, unfortunately, there is no other way to get rid of them.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Harvesting Again

I picked up some more vegetables today:  the cabbage, some more squashes, cucumbers and one funny looking kohlrabi.

It has got 'babies' on the base of the leaves. Very odd. There will be lots of climbing beans as well, Only, the construction fell down onto the ground and it is too heavy to lift it up again. I will just let them be. Nothing really happened, they are full of flowers.

My fight against the box tree moth seems to be successful. I have noticed the new foliage growth. 

Now is the time to gave the bushes the last trim and I will spray them again after that. I hate using chemicals but there is no other way to solve the problem.
Unfortunately, the bushes in the town park look like this - completely defoliated.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Harvesting Cucurbitae