Welshonion


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Pale courgettes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:10

The female flowers have not been fertilized.  It's that simple.  Have patience or put some of the male pollen in female flowers.  Gently.

unknown tree

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:57

Follow the roots back to their origin.  It won't be that far away!

Mossies in my water feature

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:55

Put in a goldfish.  It will eat the larvae of the mosquitos. I'm not sure putting oil on the surface is a good idea.  And, yes, fill it up, preferably with rainwater

pruning native trees

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:20

You may find that cutting them back to 8 ft will look very ugly.

It may be better to take some of the trees out completely.  But do not be bullied into doing anything you might regret.  If he has asked you to cut back the trees it is hardly your fault if the birds no longer use the nest boxes.

Some of the trees are berry-bearing and provide food for birds.  I would take out the excess hazels first.

Not sure what these plant is...

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:09

Looks like heliotrope.

Do bulbs have a use by date?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:07

They certainly won't last until next Spring.  Now you've bought them you might as well plant them.

Importing seeds

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:06

Defra has a list of what you can import.

Talkback: How to grow purple-sprouting broccoli

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:50

Chard will stand over winter.  Also look out for leek plants. Look on the MoreVeg site for things you can plant now.

If you are an inexperienced gardener it is always best to follow the instruction on the packet.  Purple Sprouting is sown in March/April.  If you sow now they will not be ready to plant out in mid-August.

I would save your un-opened packet until next year.

 

Idle chit chat

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:51

Police aren't interested in accidents unless there is injury.  Supermarket car parks may be private land, but you can be done for all moving traffic infringements in them.

No seat belt, use of mobile phone.

Certainly you will be covered by your insurance, but only if you catch the perpetrator of the damage and exchange details.  But of course, most car park damage is not usually worth the loss of no-claims, excess, etc.

Powdered Seaweed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:42

If there are no instructions on the bag, I would scatter it in handfuls around plants that need a boost.  Not too much, mind!

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