j flynn

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Thanks, I looked more images and yes they all look like my bug. My mom will be glad to know that not much harm will be done to her garden. Thanks again
8 months ago
Hello, I finally got up to Vt. Here is a photo of the bug in question. There seem to be less of them now and I was not able to take a very close up photo. Any clue as to what this is?
8 months ago
I live next to conservation land and there are too many deer in the area. Last year they ate everything in my yard. This year I put up 7 foot wildlife netting on the back and sides of the yard and put stakes with 30 lb test fishing line in the front. and also bought 2 Guardian sensors to watch the driveway( they sense large movement and emit a ultrasonic sound while flashing a bright light). So far I have had no damage inside the fencing while outside the  plants are eaten. Cost was low-posts from Job Lot and netting from Lowes, the sensors online and they can use ac power or rechargable batteries. In the past I have tried scent and flashing tape on single plants but nothing worked for long. And the birds don't get caught in the netting and the fox and fisher have found a way through even though the bottom of the netting is pegged down every couple of feet(deer will go under as well as over).
9 months ago
Hi, I got nettle seeds from baker creek and followed instructions but have not been able to get any to grow. I also have been unable to find any growing wild in this area and have an area in my yard I could use. I have read how good they are to eat and use for tea. Any hint for growing?
Hi, My mom,who lives in Brattleboro has a new bug in her garden. Unfortunately she does not have a smart phone and I do not have a photo. It is between 1/3 and 1/2 inch long, oval shape,does not fly when disturbed,it borrows into the soil, is reddish-orange with two black stripes that go the length of its body,the stripes curve but do not touch at the center of its back--sort of like this )( . She has never seen them before and wants to know if they are harmful to her garden. I am on the coast south of Boston and can not find any info in any of my books.  Anyone in southern Vermont have any clues?
9 months ago
I am in a zone 6b near the coast, dry sandy soil where I want to plant. I was looking into mountain laurel or a serviceberry but am not sure how much shade they will tolerate and still grow well.
9 months ago
Hello, due to winter storm damage I am looking for ideas on what to plant in an area of part shade, that is dry and has mature oak, white pine,and maple tree already there. I want to screen the view of my neighbors house so an evergreen would be nice, one that only gets to 8 to 15 feet tall. So I don't have to constantly prune it to keep the screening. We also have lots of deer in the area and the damage they cause. Any suggestions?
9 months ago
Hello, due to winter storm damage I am looking for ideas on what to plant in an area of part shade, that is dry and has mature oak, white pine,and maple tree already there. I want to screen the view of my neighbors house so an evergreen would be nice, one that only gets to 8 to 15 feet tall. So I don't have to constantly prune it to keep the screening. We also have lots of deer in the area and the damage they cause. Any suggestions?
9 months ago
  Hi, I found an old singer machine that is gear driven and is light years above the belt driven dressmaker I had. The singer can go through layers of sailcloth and canvas. It is old from around 1970 or so . Keep an eye out for the older ones, they are much better than any newer ones.
1 year ago
Hi, This small understory tree blooms around the same time as forsythia, before the leaves come out, right now it has small mango shaped fruits, I haven't lived here long enough to know if any will grow larger and ripen.I have looked up fruit trees but can't find any matches. Anyone have an idea what it is?
1 year ago