Jobs to do in the garden in July
Catch wasps and flies
In his Directions for the Gardiner (Oxford University Press), John Evelyn advises you hang bottles of "beer mingled with Honey, to entice the Wasps, Flies, etc neer your Red-Roman-Nectarines, and other tempting fruits, for their destruction; else they many times invade your best Fruit". Please note that wasp traps do not harm bees, as the latter cannot fly upwards and therefore cannot get inside the trap.
Wasp trap, Green Gardener, 01493 750061
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Photograph by David Barrett