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Latest posts by Welshonion

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 22:13

Slugs and snails.

Oak seedlings to find a home

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 18:48

Could you do a bit of Urban Guerilla Gardening and infiltrate them into a local park.


Naughty, but Nice. 

patio shrubs suddenly losing leaves

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:49

Lack of water is the usual cause.  Not today, yesterday, or necessarily last week, but that is usually the reason.

Crocks in Pots - A Waste of Time ?

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 00:58

Jillofalltrades, I hope you don't regret using polystyrene when you have to pick the bits out of the compost heap at some time in the future.  Drives me mad!

Sweet Corn

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 00:52

Toilet roll tubes can be used instead of pots.  I use RootTrainers for sweet corn.  Same difference!

New garden - tree roots everywhere

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:05

You can get a firm in to grind the stumps.  Otherwise the only thing is to dig out the roots and use weedkiller on the re-growth.

If you don't want to remove the roots, the only alternative is to make raised beds.

Ash seedlings get everywhere so I would advise anybody who finds a seedling ash in their gardens to remove it sooner rather than later.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:48

We had a frost warning last night in Wales.  I am in West Wales and the latest frost I can remember in 30 years here was the night of 4 June.  Lots of people had to re-sow their runner beans.

Raised bed - rubble and topsoil mix?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 00:37

If you rot the neighbour's fence you will end up replacing that at your expense.

yet another rude online retailer...

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:28

It is written in appalling English, but it doesn't strike me as very rude.  The seeds were £2.00; put it down to experience and be satisfied that you can avoid his site another time.

I'm sure you'll find another source for the seeds next year.  I have had non-germinating issues with big firms.  There are several I will never buy from again. 

Unblocking water buts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:19

Attach a hose to the open tap and blow the blockage back into the butt.

Ensure you put a well-fitting lid on the butt. The water will go mucky if you allow any moss or leaves into it.

Sounds as though you need to dismantle it and clean it out thoroughly.  You can syphon the water out very easily if necessary.

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