Latest posts by Welshonion

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:32

I have used this method for sweetcorn for many, many years.  Damp paper in a closed container is best and examine them every day and remove the germinated ones every day.  With some companies I get 98 to 100% germination.

Protecting a Greengage Tree

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:25

Don't put anything over the tree until the fruit has been fertilized or you will get no fruit.

We find scaffolding netting as used by builders the best.

To buy or not to buy ???

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 18:39

You have to be careful which company is selling the plants.  Some are not good, or rather sometimes they sell poor plants.

Funnily enough one of the companies with a variable reputation is advertising hardy geraniums right next door to my answer, right now.

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Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:15

You haven't mentioned soaking them with a hose.  They hate it!

Minimising a mature hedge?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:01

Whatever it is, if you chop it down to the ground it will grow up again.

Wild plum?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 00:53

Yes, a willow; not a distinguished one.  You may regret it if you nurture it!

Cape Gooseberry problems

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 00:34

Looks like weedkiller damage.

potatoes for dec 17

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 15:18

You've missed the boat for this year.

Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 15:14

Patience, my friend, patience.

Germination Failure

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 14:15

Make sure you don't sow too early.  It's a long time until Spring.

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