Welshonion


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Compost again

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 17:25
Don't use the coal ash in compost or on the garden. It's fine to use for paths though.

Bird feeders

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 12:51
If they need the food, they'll come.

Make sure you take account of ground-feeding birds, but don't leave surplus food out or you will attract rats. You should not put out more food than they can clear up before nightfall.

Start them off with small amounts until they clear it all up.

storage question

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 12:12
As soon as they come into the shops for the biggest choice. But keep them frost-free but cool until a bit later

Willows

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 18:13
February is considered the best month, but yes, any month.

fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 10:39
There is nothing so delicious as a sun-ripened fig that you have managed to keep from the birds or wasps.

I'll fight you for them, Dove! I beat off a hornet so I could eat a fig at Aberglasney Garden in Carmarthenshire.

The joy of UK figs is that they don't have seeds, just wonderful flesh. Yum.

PS I do think you are mad to get rid of a bearing fig tree.

Hedge Borders

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:25
And somewhere for snails to hide.

Removing leylandi

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 01:10
If you want to remove the roots, leave a length of trunk so you can use it as a lever. Man and digger, man and chain and tractor? Or if you cut them to the ground get in someone to grind the stumps away.

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:44
Be aware that if this area is not a garden at the moment you will require planning permission before you turn it into a garden.

Check with the Council. With luck they will have no objection.

Hollow Swedes

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 18:40
IMO this is one vegetable that is better grown in a field by a farmer. Notwithstanding that you have had success in the past. They are very susceptible to lack of trace elements.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 00:40
Blackcurrants for definite. Gooseberries are lovely to eat raw if you leave them to ripen on the bush or even just in the bowl. We found builders' debris netting kept the birds off.

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