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Latest posts by Welshonion

Swedes & Turnips

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:11

Swedes, especially, are better field-grown.  And frankly they are cheap, so is it really worth growing them?  Room for something valuable like French Beans.

Help identifying a plant

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:07

The seed pods are often dried for flower arrangements. The flowers are not showy like the berries.

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:51

Avoid Parkers like the plague.  Or if you want to take a chance read the posts on this board first.

Or maybe you are a Parkers charm offensive trying to counteract the negative feed-back on the site.

fixing fleece / closches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:09

Sarah, if you are using wire arches, where do you intend to use the bamboos?

You don't say the age of your students, but try to ensure that most of your crops mature during term-time.  It is a shame if you have to leave the garden in the summer just as you have usable crops.

The only comment I would make about metal pins (cheap in a camping shop) is that they make holes in the fleece which shortens its life considerably.

new for old sprouted potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:01

If you are new to veg growing start off with the seeds and plants and seed potatoes that will give you the very best chance of success.

The time for experimentation and risk-taking is when you are more experienced.

Summer or Autumn Raspberries

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 19:57

It is not difficult to tell.  Autumn bearing raspberries do not put up new shoots until the Spring. 

Summer raspberries will already have grown the canes that will fruit in the Summer this year.


Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 00:56

Spoke to lady who told me her Mum gardened by the phases of the moon.

Did it work?  No.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 00:54

Eric can use glyphosate in the bulb area once the bulbs have died down completely.  That is when the foliage has died off and disappeared.

Now is certainly not the time to be using it anyway.

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 00:46

Well the Highways Agency did just that all through Pembrokeshire when they put the gas pipeline through.  Dig and plonk.  As good a method as any.  The plants will barely know they've been out of the ground!

laurel hedging

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 20:08

Sort out the drainage or soil-conditioning before you finally plant them.  Nothing like to stand in water-logged soil.

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