Latest posts by Welshonion

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:18
Don't worry, find a good place for it where you don't have to move it and it will reward you. Mine is amazing at the moment.

If you want to re-pot it do it when it isn't flowering.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:44
That would allow the soil to escape under the wood; I think the boards have to be flush to the ground.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 01:21
I have the soil straight on the Tarmac. I am experimenting with damp-proof plastic between the soil and the wooden surround to see if that stops it rotting so quickly.

Drainage has never been a problem, and I make no arrangement for it. Water always finds its way out.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 01:15
I'd add dog rose, too.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:32
All my raised beds where I grow vegetables are on Tarmac. Drainage is not a problem. But drying out is.

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:37
It was always said that the flavour was improved by a frost. That's why many country folk won't buy sprouts until there has been a good frost. The same goes for parsnips.

Picking frozen sprouts must be one of the nastiest jobs going.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:33
Now is the time to purchase mixed hedge packs from hedging nurseries. Won't cost you ??2000 and you will be surprised how quickly a mixture will grow.

Avoid Leylandii like the plague. Nasty things, especially numerous ones.


Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:27
It does all depend on the variety. December flowering is quite common for some.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:10
I was prescribed a medication by a doctor which is now written on my notes as something I'm allergic too.

A second doctor told me to stop taking the medication as it was 'killing me'!

It can happen. A friend's dog was also mis-diagnosed by a vet.

The patient usually knows when something is going awry, you just have to hope you have a doctor who listens.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:48
Have a word with your GP to make sure it doesn't happen again. I have to go for my breast exam to a travelling van which would involve three bus journeys rather than travel to one less than 6 miles away. Same van different stopping place.

Luckily I have a car, but if I didn't...................

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