Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Normally, this time of year, our fortnightly collection of the garden bin often remains empty for weeks at a time. This year however, with the milder weather, things are still growing, only to be cut back by frost, then grow again. Most odd!
We have been out, cutting back dead/dying things in the front garden. It certainly looks better for it, although DB got a twinge in his back so we stopped. Now I/we need to get out and do the same in the back garden.
Some of the fruit trees could also do with a winter wash, using a home made product. I normally end up having to use it during the growing season to hit back at the old woolly aphids!
It is nothing special, just a bit of washing up liquid, tea tree or eucalyptus oil and a touch of powdered organic insecticide powder. These are mixed with enough water to form into a paste, similar in texture to double cream. It is mixed up into an old mug, then painted on with an old art paintbrush.
This hasn't yet been done and now I need to wait until no rain is forecast for a while to do it.