Latest posts by Welshonion

1st Time Growing Garlic

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:14

I stopped buying garlic some time ago, so when I want some I just pull a plant up.  That way you can see how it is coming along.

The foliage will die back when the garlic is ready. Then put it somewhere to dry out fully.

English forest design for front garden.

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 16:50

When you say 'front' do you mean between you and the road or where you sit out?

Is it 13 ft deep and the width of the house?  If it is only 13 ft deep it is too shallow for an oak tree or pretty well any tree.

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:08

It sounds as though you are feeding cheap seed (a false economy IMO) or too much of it. At this time of the year there is plenty of natural food and you are not doing the birds any favours if they are wholly dependent on what you provide.

You should just feed enough so they clear it all up by the afternoon unless it is in rat-proof containers.  

Excess food will attract rats.

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:28

Can the birds see through the house?  If not, net curtains are the only answer!

MOB rants

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:52

You don't have to tell him about your plan; just do it.  The trimmings can be put in rubbish bags or those large 'skip' bags, and put in his front garden.  It sounds like the less contact you have with him the better. 

Can someone help identify what this "bee" / bug this is?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:44

Nutcutlet, Could it be a queen wasp.  I have seen hornets in the past and they didn't look like that, I don't think.

As to the top pictures, are you sure it was 2 inches long, that is mighty!

lettuce article in what to do now

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 18:30

Some people subscribe to the idea that lettuce will not germinate in the open ground when it is too hot.

It is easier to shade the seed in a greenhouse than in the open soil.  Discuss.

Also planting out  the lettuces will enforce sucession as the seedlings recover from planting out. And they can be fitted in wherever they are wanted, in a spare space.

The choice is up to the grower.

old freezers

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:49

Well insulated; can be used for vegetable storage. They can also be used for water storage as they are usually watertight.

Make absolutely, absolutely certain no child can get locked in it.  I know it's not likely but children play in the strangest places.

But be aware that it is by its very nature an ugly thing and it may have a better home at the tip with its refrigeration liquid professionally removed.

Raspberry, after fruiting?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:40

These sound as though they might, just might, be autumn fruiting raspberries.

If that is the case the old canes should have been cut to the ground in early Spring.

I think we need to know the variety to give correct advice.

Olive Bush

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:36

Yes, but not now.  Wait until the Autumn when the soil is moist and warm.  It is too dry at the moment.

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