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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Apr 9, 2020.
Just nailed my first Wasp of the Summer
Clean shot with a Tea Towel
Had our first English strawberries last week. They were lovely.
Damned fine shot sir!
(Got my first one with the Raid!)
I captured a bee then set it free........
Yep; I’ve had to change the sticky flower fly catcher thingies in my windows today and very pleased to report already got a few of those pesky blue bottles. Die, you barstewards
Cor, I thought we were doing well to be having some proper mini-,mini strawberries forming, but it will be a while before they're ready to eat.
Had my first seasonal pollen induced sneezing attack the other day when we had lots of windows open.
Two already; escorted out the open window. Window shut; turned fan on
Saw an English bluebell in flower today (well, it was a pale lilacky-pink, but definitely a bluebell....)
Boltardy beats Detroit Crimson Globe in race to the surface...
Yes we have two sorts of traditional 'blue'Bluebells, the English and the Spanish and also a few 'pink' Bluebells.
Is it time for my annual defence-of-wasps post?
Pigeons attacking broad beans necessitates deployment of netting. Peculiar Japanese vegetable seeds germinating strongly.
Fingers crossed for my neighbour who had to go into hospital this afternoon after a wasp landed on her face. Luckily she wasn't stung; I was way too quick with the spade.
Yesterday, we saw our first parakeet in a neighbour's tree.
I use one of these:
Way more fun than a tea towel!
You feel a sense of an epic duel when you wield one of these.
Man v Wasp - a one on one battle in the kitchen.
The wasp usually wins, there are broken dishes everywhere and I've electrocuted my wife 6 or 7 times but that's beside the point.
I use a pint glass and a postcard (or similar), place glass over wasp (or bee) and put the card on top, take outside, remove card, make a throwing motion with the glass and the trapped insect flies away from you. No fuss, no drama, no breakages, no stings.
If it's a room not in use, close the curtains nearly all the way and open a window (window lines up with gap in the curtains) and close the door for a while, wasp or bee follows the light and leaves.
They are as keen on leaving as you are to get them to leave. I've never been stung by anything while removing it from a room.
...no chaos... no drama... no fun!
I haven't seen wasps yet but do the same as mangle. No need to kill. I've been stung twice by recently deceased wasps, one of which was in my undewear( not whilst I was wearing them!). Even so, don't kill them
However the crane fly in my living room last night that doesn't know it's far too early, was a different matter!
I am so lazy, I get them to come to me-you can make a wasp trap with a piece of apple in a tissue box. keep it on the other side of the room from the window, otherwise you get a street party of wasps in there. You just want to use it for those who have already strayed in. Unseal the base of the box first, which will be constructed with overlapping flaps, so when there is a wasp in there you cover the top, and invert the box outdoors. Open box and wave goodbye.
It's easy to know as soon as you've caught a wasp as a tissue box amplifies sound from within by a factor of twenty two million. (I've learnt over the last few days how important it is to always follow the science)