London (change)
Thu 11°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C


Latest posts by Welshonion

Importing seeds

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:06

Defra has a list of what you can import.

Talkback: How to grow purple-sprouting broccoli

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:50

Chard will stand over winter.  Also look out for leek plants. Look on the MoreVeg site for things you can plant now.

If you are an inexperienced gardener it is always best to follow the instruction on the packet.  Purple Sprouting is sown in March/April.  If you sow now they will not be ready to plant out in mid-August.

I would save your un-opened packet until next year.


Idle chit chat

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:51

Police aren't interested in accidents unless there is injury.  Supermarket car parks may be private land, but you can be done for all moving traffic infringements in them.

No seat belt, use of mobile phone.

Certainly you will be covered by your insurance, but only if you catch the perpetrator of the damage and exchange details.  But of course, most car park damage is not usually worth the loss of no-claims, excess, etc.

Powdered Seaweed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:42

If there are no instructions on the bag, I would scatter it in handfuls around plants that need a boost.  Not too much, mind!

Unsucessful cucumbers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 23:58

Should they be pollinated?  If 'yes' they aren't being.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:27

Could you not regard it as fertilizer for the hedge?  They are greedy feeders?

Mint varieties

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:24

Who, precisely, is going to care if your mint is patented?  Do you mean cultivate or propogate?

Fruits for Tropical countries

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 16:28

Do you not know someone you can ask?  In my experience there is a wide range of delicious vegetables and fruits you could grow.  It does depend on how long you will be there as to whether some of them are practical.

Can you easily get soil or compost for the pots?

Google is your friend!

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:41

And it does not look as though the plant has enough support.  As the tomatoes ripen they will get heavier and the plant will break.  Maybe you are using green string and I can't see it!

Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 00:27

Ha, Ha Ha.  Gave you wild garlic!  It's a weed!

Discussions started by Welshonion

What happened

Potting shed 
Replies: 4    Views: 307
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 07:44

Red Kites

Replies: 5    Views: 455
Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 18:19

Red Kites

Replies: 2    Views: 385
Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 16:02

Fig Tree Care

Replies: 3    Views: 697
Last Post: 19/06/2013 at 09:05


Replies: 6    Views: 475
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 21:03
5 threads returned