My cabbages are covered in white flies and eaten by slugs, despite my nighttime patrols with torch and guillotine (scissors).
I'm happy to leave the ladybirds to enjoy the feast on my miserable looking cabbages. Spis bladene kale is faring better elsewhere in the garden.
Commercial orchards spray herbicide. In my domestic garden, I simply pile up grass clippings and hedge clippings around the trunks, which smothers the weeds and grass. No need to weed. And with some addition of recycled beer, it mulches down wonderfully. The badgers do grub it up for worms, but that just aids the rotting process.
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- 10 miles circular around Chichester Harbour
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