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Latest posts by Welshonion

spikey seed pods

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 00:33

Or burdock.

Tree roots with reference to drains

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 00:32

The root ball is said to spread to the same circumference as the spread of the branches. 

Poplar and willow are notorious for having roots that go in the drains.  Holly is lovely and stays neat.  Yew is of course traditional in churchyards.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 01:11

Yes, the owner who is being invaded can cut back to the boundery.  But it is the responsibility of the owner who is invading not to do so.

2 year old fruit tree

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 00:09

If the branches are too heavily laden you have to remove apples to prevent the branches being broken.

Next year if there are apples on your tree, thin them out or the tree will be damaged.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 00:02

What I would do is tell them you have someone coming to clear your ivy that is out of control.  Then they can have a word with the chap to have their ivy cut if they wish, at their expense.

If it is your ivy on their side, I think the cost is down to you.  Sorry.  As I said before, it is legally trespass.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 20:16

Not so good when it gets into the roof, though.

For good neighbourly relations I would ensure the ivy doesn't go wandering.  I would certainly stop it going up the neighbours wall, as that can be regarded as trespass.

Sarah Raven

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 20:12

But isn't her stuff expensive?  Have you tried MoreVeg and Real Seeds for vegetable seeds?

Dreaded Dandelions

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:31

There was an item about killing dandelions in a lawn on Gardeners' Question Time, this afternoon.  One tip was to make up some weedkiller and dab it on individual plants with an artists paintbrush.

Dandelion roots can be over a foot long!

Storm damaged willow tree

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:53

Yup, that's a willow.  Just stick cuttings in the ground and they will grow.

What herbs do i need to bring in?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:10

It does depend where you are.  I bring all my herbs into the greenhouse for winter, but even so I always lose some.  Parsley stays out as it's planted in the soil, not in a pot.

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