After contact with the processionary caterpillars, I was in agony for a couple of weeks until I saw your posting – and it helped the doctors by giving them a diagnosis. So – please let ladies know that they should cross their legs!
Am I an organic gardener? An honest answer is “partly”. I believe in trying to do without chemical aids in the garden and have turned to using natural fertilisers and compost and to employing organic gardening techniques for controlling pests where possible. However, I also use chemical methods where necessary.
These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.
February is when you begin to get to grips with the new planting year in your garden, depending on the weather of course.
Since January most of my articles have dealt with the how and when of gardening, but now I want to look at why we have a garden and what we hope to achieve with it.
Whether you are moving to France, have lived here for a while or you’re just interested in how gas and electricity differs between France and the United Kingdom, this may be of interest.
GARDENING IN THE PYRENEES ORIENTALES With Gill Storey This is the time to think about water storage for the future. If, like us, you have access to an irrigation canal, water supply is simple during…
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
The crops had been coming on well but the heat wave made the beans and peas shrivel up and the yields have been very small.
Navigating the murky waters of digital TV and online streaming can at times make the Bermuda Triangle seem simple!