Latest posts by Welshonion

phoning a 0344. number

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:53
They stayed on the phone for over 2 hours??? Something not right there. It wasn't a scam was it?

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 00:56
karools, why do you want to chop the tree down? The crops trees produce vary from year to year and it really is extreme to chop down a tree because you are disappointed with the yield this year.

Gardening is all about optimism; next year the apples will be better.

What is it

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:31
Weiglia, I think.

Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:57

Baby figs

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:54
Alan, the leaves will all drop in the near future so I would wait and see what the leaves are like next Spring.

Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:52
Yes we have leeches in the UK, especially in ponds.

Don't know what your thing is though.

Baby figs

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 00:38
The figs that will develop next year are at the moment tiny; they will remain like that until next Spring when they will start to grow. If they are big enough to be recognisable as a fig they will not be any use and can be removed in the Autumn.

Ivyhouse, you can try poaching them, but I fear you will be disappointed. I tried it many years ago and was not successful. But, experimentation is what it's all about.

Pruning Magnolia Stellata

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:54
They don't exactly sulk, but they produce a profusion of non-flowering, unproductive 'water shoots.'

There are many varieties of magnolia, could you perhaps plant another one in a suitable position, to take over from the Stellata.

Correct plants for privacy required

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:37
Strategically placed trees or shrubs planted along the side of the garden can also guide the eye away from the end and the extension. If the only interest in the garden is at the end, that is where you will always look.

Trouble is that trees that grow to 8 metres, usually don't stop there. Eucalyptus also shed lots of leaves that can get to be a nuisance.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:30
Oh dear, it is such a minefield. Paid employment in some countries enables children to have a good diet and education. If none of us bought fruit and vegetables from abroad many more people would suffer.

I do try and buy seasonally (no asparagus from Peru, for instance) and home grown, or FairTrade but I have not found a suitable substitute for bananas, lemons and oranges yet.

Funnily enough the spread of mobile phones has been a great driver in many countries as it enables farmers to access markets more efficiently and get better prices for their crops.

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