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Latest posts by Welshonion

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:57
Depends on the variety. Some apples are ready August/September, some not mature until October/November.

If you pick them too early and keep them in a warmish place they will wrinkle before they ripen.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:25
I grow vegetables in raised beds on tarmac. I treat the soil just as I would if I was gardening on a soil base. The way to stop the birds is to start the onions off in modules until they have a green shoot and roots then when you plant them out the birds don't pull them up.

Onion sets will produce onions the same size - or bigger - as you buy.

runner beans, healthy plants, few beans!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:39
I was out at 6.00 am yesterday in the garden and the runner beans were a'buzz with bees. The bean flowers are white (there is a theory the bees are not attuned to scarlet flowers), and the crop is heavy. Most of the bees are bumbles.

This is the second year we have grown white flowered beans. Moonlight I think, out of a sack at the garden centre.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:28
Why do you specifically want berries? They are poisonous.

Onions - Dopey Question No 47

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25
NewBoy, I would stick with sets until you have some experience. They are foolproof. Have a look at varieties when they come into the shops later in the year.

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:31
Hang the truss up, it will ripen; probably.

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:30
You can put paper bags around the uneaten ones. Do not use plastic bags.

Does anyone know what this is/was

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:18
Often the queen hibernates in corners of a shed, or even in your curtains, rather like over-wintering butterflies.
I think the queen may make several trial nests before she settles somewhere. We've had nests in different bird nest boxes; but apparently they don't return to the same one again. Nuisance when it is a swift box I definitely want available for the swifts!

Watering trays on a seed rack

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:49
I find large square ones are the least useful. Long ones the most. I also use cat litter trays for some things.

What apples are growing in my garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:44
If you want a correct identification take an example of each apple to an 'Apple Day' where there will be an expert. Apple Days are held all over the country, mainly in October.

In the meantime take a look at the Orange Pippen site, Brogdale site, or look through a good online catalogue.

If you wait until the apples are ripe you will know what to do with them once you taste them.

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