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Old 14-04-2017, 08:13 PM   #42
the apprentice
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Originally Posted by cosmic tramp View Post
I was vaselining the apple trees this week (not some bizarre sexual fetish), but , as I'm sure you will probably will be aware, to allay the attentions of the wingless moth caterpillar, active from March & October which climbs up tree trunks and lays its eggs in apples and ruins the crop , so a hearty slapping of the old vaseline around the trunk girth, forms about a 5 inch eco friendly sticky back exclusion zone.
Not tried that one CT.

So they start at ground level and crawl up the trunk, that will sort the little buggers.

I will check out our apple and pear this year.
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