Latest posts by Welshonion

Cut strawberry leaves off?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 19:40

Yes but the plant needs its leaves.  By all means cut them off after you have gathered the fruit.  Not before.  I guarantee the fruit will ripen despite the foliage.


Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:21

The easiest way is to make a former and wind wire around it to make wire hoops. Then you just stick the two ends in the ground over the plastic.  Do not be too ambitious and buy sheets that are too long.  Several shorter ones are more useful.  And remember to secure them or the wind will take them!

Rabbit trap (live)

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:15

Let this be a warning to anybody tempted to buy any sort of trap.  Please work out beforehand what you are going to do with whatever you catch.  This applies to squirrels, rabbits, rats, magpies and mice; or anything else.

Small decorative tree

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:00

I would suggest you do not plant a tree in the lawn.  It will drive the person who does the mowing to distraction.  Plant it in a border if you can.

Cuttings in water

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 10:35

Lemon grass, bought from a shop.

Need advice for newly planted tomato seeds

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 13:31

Before you do anything, decide how many plants you realistically need and take out the extras.  Then proceed as above.

Using old bricks to disguise a turf stack?

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 23:33

I would forget the bricks and just move in some pots of plants to put in the front of the pile.  You will be glad you kept the pile when it has all rotted down.

What to plant under mature apples trees

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 15:26

Spring bulbs.


Posted: 07/05/2017 at 00:47

Swifts were screaming round the house today.  Wonderful sound.

Tomato adventures

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 00:31

Why don't you try Real Seeds next year.  They positively encourage people to save seeds.  Look at their site.

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