Latest posts by Welshonion

Which LED Grow Light

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 00:30

Are you sure you were using a good seed merchant?  Some of them should be ashamed of their germination rates even though there are statutory percentage germination rates for vegetables.

You might be better off not trying to grow anything in a shed or attic, grow-lights or not.  What most seeds need is warmth to start them off.  LED lights are cold.  Have you thought of a cheap propagator?

Can anyone tell me what my tree is

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 18:35

There are many beautiful blue Jacarandas in Sydney and it is said that they were planted when a baby was born.  Whether it is true or not is immaterial; they are lovely.


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:41

I would prune hard over two or three years, then you only lose half or a third of the fruit.


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 00:39

One year I was so smug because I had loads in the ground.  Their price in the shops went up because of the cold weather.  Then I discovered I couldn't dig my leeks out of the ground because they were frozen in !!

Moral of the story?  Before really severe weather, dig a few leeks and store them somewhere slightly warmer.

Problems with growing Potatoes in bags

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 13:50

Did you water them well?  Could they have got blight?

Horseradish woes

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 00:10

Oh I agree, Caveat Emptor.  So how is it that the OP planted it.  Not everybody is as wise as Phillipa.

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:49

Jelly is hardly work. Chop up the apples.  Stew until the juice runs with maybe a little water to stop the apples catching..  Pour into a jelly bag.  Muslin nappies make good jelly bags.  Measure the juice and add the correct amount of sugar and boil to setting point.  Eh Viola! Sunshine in a jar.

Horseradish woes

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:42

Quite frankly I think the garden centres, and catalogues that sell horseradish are irresponsible; unless people are really aware of how the plants can spread!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:06

Apparently Spain is going to go back to GMT as opposed to Central European Time - 1 hour ahead of us.  They changed to show solidarity with Germany in the war.  Portugal has never changed from GMT.

GMT Rules!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 00:32

Dear Kitty, Summer Time was brought in to give longer Summer evenings.  In Winter we revert to GMT.

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