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Latest posts by Welshonion

chestnut tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:58

If sweet chestnuts are growing 'au naturel' they should not be expected to bear fruit until they are 8 year's old.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:54


how can I stop my apple stalks dropping off?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:52

It is too early to think about thinning out the surplus fruit.  Case of 'counting your chickens'.  Wait until after the 'June drop' you may find there are less than you think.

It is good not to over-tax a young tree though so your aims are good; just a bit premature.

staking tomatoes

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:31

The damage to the roots will be minimal if you put the stake in now. Better that than the plant falling down and getting damaged.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 23:52

Yes, I saw my first Swift this afternoon.  Same day as last year!

Help needed - Fungus in garden

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:38

Landscape gardeners do know about this kind of thing, but if the client specifies wood, that is what they use.  It does depend on the type of wood.  Is it oak?


Bricks are more durable but wood looks nice. 

What animal did this come from

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 00:26

I would agree it looks like bird poo.  Badger poo is usually runny.  Fox poo looks like a dog poo with pointy end.

MPC & Growbags

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:14

Yes, I bet it is full of weed seeds to.  Though worms are good!

Best advice is Take it Back and tell them about any seeds or plants it has killed or harmed.  Tell them you use a messageboard and you won't hesitate to repeat how bad their compost is. 

Honeyberry flower bud or fruit

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:09

Take care with wood chips.  They take nutrients out of the soil, if they are fresh, as they rot down.

Holes in lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:05

As they are looking for food, and most food is pests, maybe you should encourage them.

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