Fruit tree protection using lime wash
If you've been to Spain, you'll have noticed, perhaps, that they paint the trunks of some fruit trees with lime. This is, presumably, to stop insects from climbing up the trunk. Would this work in the UK, as a substutute for grease bands? Maybe the lime would be washed off by our winter rains, but I'm intrigued by the possibility.
- 18 Jul, 2011