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Plants for Bugs

RHS research project monitoring insects in native and non-native garden border plants.

New plants supports

Posted by Helen Bostock Plantsforbugs on 29 Jun 2012 at 09:10 AM

 

Apologies to those with arachnid fears for jumping straight in with a picture of a spider but isn't it a great pic to see her with the egg sac (the big white silken ball tucked carefully underneath her body)? I guess not everyone will agree!

 

Moving swiftly on...

 

The key task I set our volunteers this last couple of weeks has been to replace some of the old rotten climber posts and to create a dozen new climber supports. Our two newest volunteers - John and Jenna - worked hard with Judi, and soon a production line in one of the sheds was in full swing. The supports are pretty simple, made from a role of chicken wire and three bamboo canes, but it will do the job of the keeping the honeysuckles off the floor.

 

John and Jenna cutting out the chicken wire

 

John with the finished supports - quite an armful! 

 

Jenna and John driving in a replacement climber post

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