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Latest posts by Welshonion

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 00:35

I love optimistic people!  Where would we be without them!

Rats especially like compost heaps in the winter.  Often they move out in the spring.

I do hope nobody is putting bread or fat in a compost heap in the first place, but rats will live on uncooked vegetables too.  They're partial to a carrot etc, etc.

Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:15

Too late.  Poor choice left now!

leather jackets - artificial grass!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 00:11

They are coming through from the soil.  Presumably the artificial grass came from a factory, not much chance of leather jackets there!  Unless it was second-hand.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:28

The weeds may take up to six weeks to die completely.  The area treated will look horrible, but do not be tempted to pull up the weeds.  Let them die completely.  

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:17

In Pembrokeshire, a small proportion of House Martins nest in sea caves, or beneath over-hangs on sea cliffs. Colonies can be found, for example nesting in/on sea cliffs to the south of Ceibwr; at Nolton Haven and on the Castlemartin coast.

Thought you might be interested in the above extract from a scientific document on the Pembrokeshire Birds Blog.

There is also mention of swallows nesting in sea caves.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:08

Our local bird blog - Pembrokeshire birds - has cuckoo hearings, but I haven't heard one for several years.  Saw one once, many year's ago in Bucks.

Well done you for spotting a rarity. Red kites fly often over the house, they nest just over the bank/sloping field on the next-door farm.  They seem to be spreading southwards at a rate of 5 miles a year. Wonderful to watch them.

We still have thrush and skylarks, but not plovers recently.

Apparently the greatest threat to swallows is their being eaten by humans in the countries they migrate to.  Not much on a swallow I imagine. 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:47

I'll second mice.

mystery indoor tree

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:42

Danish is beyond most of us, but do you have the Latin name?

Anybody know what this will be?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:39

Looks like willow-herb.  A weed.

Stoney Ground

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:37

Some crops do not appreciate manure so take care what you plant.  Most relish it.

Make sure you stack the turf you have removed, upside down. You will have useful soil to return to your garden when the turves have rotted down.

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