Latest posts by Welshonion

Trees and their relationships

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 18:01
It was an interesting piece about it on last week's Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4. It's worth a listen.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:27
If it needs doing, do it now,

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 01:23
Perhaps I am getting too soft-hearted in my old age. I just see a rather silly and lonely bloke.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 01:01
Yes, I've just looked. I got it wrong. I would just get my computer to treat it as spam and send it to the bin.

I do still think it is a shame if Mike is bullied, however much of a p***k he is. I actually laughed out loud when I read - only a glance, mind - that he regards himself as an academic!

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:47
Why, oh why, oh why does anybody give Mike their email address so that he can PM them??

I am not happy about his being driven from the site, because that is just bullying, but cannot those that find his posts tedious, just ignore them.

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:47
Sorry, but any suggestion of overall paving and pots is just so eco-unfriendly. I offered to water the garden of friends when they were away. Everything was in pots - loads of them - and I had to apply gallons of water; every day. Luckily for them they were unmetered. Perhaps if they had been they would not have had so many pots!

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:50
It sounds as though you have a drainage problem. Your best bet is a herringbone of trenches, filled with stones or land drains leading to a soakaway if you can't drain on to the road or somewhere suitable.

It does depend on your soil; you don't say what it is.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 18:34
Peat B make sure the porridge oats you put out are uncooked. Cooked porridge will get in their feathers and cause problems it is so sticky.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:41
The starlings leave one sentry in the tree to call the others when I put out the food. One year I put 46 into the Bird count (it was correct) and the RSPB queried it.

I think they should ask if you feed the birds, because it makes a great difference to the numbers. Though we have plenty of wrens and wagtails and they never come to the bird table.

seed pellets

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:33
Seed pellets are an expensive way of buying seeds. If you want to sow thinly in the greenhouse put the seeds on a saucer and just slide as many seeds as you need into the soil with your finger or thumb. It may seem a bit laborious but it will save loads of time when pricking out or thinning..

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