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Latest posts by Welshonion

Chitting Tatties

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 22:45
Don't be too speedy to plant them out as the foliage can't take any frost. The best sprouts are short and stout, so keep the potatoes cool but in the light.

Leeks

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:55
Not harmful, just not so good to eat.

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:48
If you spray with Glyphosate weedkiller now it will be totally wasted. It only works when the plant is actively growing and has a good show of leaves.

If you want to get active in the garden now, pull up the nettle roots and burn them. They usually come up easily and it is so satisfying.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:13
Are the niger seeds in a special feeder with only a small slit to get the seeds out of? Only birds with little beaks can get them out then.

On cat flaps; they soon learn if you shut them out. They do not need to be tempted with anything, especially if it is raining!

Leeks

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:02
They can be heeled into a spare bit of garden, but remember to finish them up before they develop a hard flower stem in the centre of the leek.

deliberate or not

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:59
Annette, did you at least consider beech?? A much friendlier choice.

Any expert sunflower growers to help with this question please?!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:33
Grow multi-headed sunflowers. If you grow tall single blooms the timing is crucial. Take a look in bouquets and florist's bunches; they are all of the smaller sunflowers, not the plate-sized ones.

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:18
It is possible to put down poison safely if it is placed in something like a length of drainpipe where the rats can access it but livestock and pets can't reach it.

Rats are a fact of life. On the farm we used the dalmation, the sheepdog used to catch them but wasn't a killer!

Repairing my neighbours picket fence - what do I do?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:10
It may be an easy fix, but if the neighbour wants to get a professional to do it that's his choice. And Josh will have to pay up!

Garlic

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:41
Dove, WUM?????

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Butterfly Release

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