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Latest posts by Welshonion

Planting out sweetcorn

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 14:08

Do you have a ready supply of plastic drinks bottles?  You can make mini-cloches.

Remember at this time of year you will only get frosts on windless nights so you can cover them very gently with single sheets of newspaper, which you remove in the morning.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 01:47

Do not dilute glyphosate incorrectly.  If too weak it will not work.  If too strong it is a waste of your money and your time doing the spraying.  The manufacturer has worked out the optimum strength.  Ignoring the directions is just plain silly.

wild rhubarb

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 01:34

Rhubarb does not come in a 'wild' variety.  It is either something else and should be avoided or has grown from a thrown-out crown, maybe in an abandoned garden.

Blossom trees for large pots to create a screen

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 16:52

If the tree is fast-growing it may not stop at 12 - 15 ft and it will look most unbalanced in a pot at that height.

metal plant supports

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 16:46

They are probably made of a rust-proof material so just put them in groups of, say six, and push their points in the soil or hang them on a nail in the shed.

Can't say I've ever found them a problem.

Advice on replanting young unknown tree

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 16:34

Your first step is to remove it from 'a large tub of water' or you will kill it!

I doubt it will need pruning until it is much bigger as it looks like a tree.  Prunus perhaps.  Do your best to find out what it is this year, then you can treat it correctly.

Using polystyrene worms in containers

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 23:00

They will drive you mad when you empty the pots into the compost and you have to pick them out.

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:52

Could be a Welsh Onion!

How long does the smell of 6X take to disappear

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 00:58

It'll put hairs on your chest!


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 00:47

I'm not the person to ask!  Sat down in the garden yesterday and read the instructions inside the wormery lid.  They have obviously survived despite my care, not because of it!

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