Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely #4

Moles

Moles can cause damage to lawns with the molehills they create as they dig underground. The presence of moles can be identified by the molehills they create as they dig out a system of tunnels and chambers underground.

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Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely #3

Snails

There are preventive measures that have been used by gardeners to minimise snail and slug damage (Photo: Shutterstock) Snails are common in gardens, but can cause damage by eating holes in leaves, stems and flowers. Most damage is done by snails in spring when they feed on seedlings, new shoots and plant crowns.

How to deal with snails and slugs

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Beat the Street!

Did you hear the exciting news from East Northants Council? People who live, work and play in East Northants are being invited to join in with the district’s largest game this spring. Continue reading

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Nassington Health Walks – if you miss our Rambles!

It was a chilly morning on 9th March 2018 when 13 intrepid walkers met outside the Black Horse for Nassington’s very first walk as part of the Walking for Health scheme. Since then, the group has gone from strength to strength with 70 people now signed up, and often 25 or more participating each week.

Walk leader Robert Phipps commented “I am delighted that so many people have joined our group and regularly enjoy the benefits of fresh air and exercise for an hour on a Friday morning. Walking is a very sociable way to stay active, and newcomers to the area have found them a great way to make new friends. Best of all, our walks are completely free!” Continue reading

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Road closure at Harringworth

Image result for road ahead closedShift Traffic Events have requested the closure of Wakerley Road, close to Harringworth to allow for the safe completion of telecom works outside the Water Treatment Plant. It is expected that the closure will commence on the 20th March and be completed by the 26th April 2019 with weekday closures between 9.00 and 15.30 on 13 days as detailed:

  • 20-22 March
  • 25-29 March
  • 15-18 April
  • 26 April
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Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely #2

Aphids

Aphids can cause damage to homegrown fruit and veg. Aphids are common sap-sucking insects, which can cause distorted growth in plants. They also often leave honeydew on foliage, which enables the growth of sooty moulds. Aphids can also carry plant viruses, which can cause problems with strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, tulips and other plants.

How to deal with aphids

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