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The squirrels and birds are about to get fruity

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like netting your fruit from the hungry squirrels and birds. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like netting your fruit from the hungry squirrels and birds. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

The headline says, “Now’s the time to net and protect developing fruit from squirrels and hungry birds …” The cartoon shows two worms insoide the netting and a branch with some developing fruit buds on it. One of the worms says to the other worm, “ If it’s good enough for fruit, it’s good enough for us.”

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The wrigglers are amateur gardeners, for advice from the experts on how to net fruit try Gardening Know How – they know what they’re talking about!

The Gardening Know How link on how to netting blueberries

Netting fruit

If you are going to drape the netting directly over the bushes, wait until after the shrubs have bloomed and the fruit is forming. If you do it when the bush is in bloom, you’re in danger of damaging them and with no flowers you get no fruit.

The Wrigglers have joined the #putpollinators first Campaign

Wild flower meadows flower for longer due to the diverse range of plants in them. That’s more flowers for you, and more food for the bees and insects. Plant one and join the Gardener’s World Put Pollinators First campaign – raising awareness of the decline of our pollinators @GWmagazine

Click to see our ‘Put Pollinators First’ page

Gardener’s world launched its #putpollinatorsfirst campaign, as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. See what you can do to play your part:

Join in the Gardener’s World team and pledge here

With a panel of pollinator experts, committed to helping bees and other pollinating insects to thrive, Dr Trevor Dines says, ” Since the 1930’s, over 97 percent of our wildflower meadows have been destroyed. That’s 7.5 million acres, gone. Now you can understand why our pollinators are in such trouble.”

There are 3 ideas:

Sow some pollinator meadow seeds

Create habitats for butterflies, moths and caterpillars

Make a cornfield nectar bar

By making a meadow, even on a small scale, we can provide a banquet for pollinators that’ll help them to thrive.

Here are some seed suppliers and links:

Dobies

Thomson and Morgan – how to sow wildflower seeds

RHS – How to grow a mini wild flower meadow

More from the worms

Year-round garden pruning guide

Great advice and full of quick and simple tips too, for example … don’t cut into tender plants or evergreens right now as their top growth provides insulation from penetrating cold.

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