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Latest posts by Welshonion

Runner Beans.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 00:05

If you cross them too low they may snap with the weight of beans hanging on the outside, and they will be vulnerable to strong wind.  The strongest construction is if they cross nearer the top with a wide-ish base.


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:39

If you force a plant you must also allow it to grow to full size at the end of the cropping season or it will not produce well the next year.

Help to find Narrow Weeding Hoe.

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:35

Or look among her indoor's kitchen tools for something suitable.

Watermelon in the UK?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:33

Bob Flowerdew would know the answer to this question.

Celeriac info

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:31

You may be lucky or it was just my incompetence, but I have never grown a celeriac larger than a very small tennis ball.  One of those vegetables I find it better to buy than grow.


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:28

How do you scarify a hedge?  New one on me.

Removing Slabs; Putting down a Bed

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:42

If you leave the slabs or concrete there and either punch holes in them or cover with soil I guarantee you will always be dissatisfied with the result.  Get rid.

Best place to get Topsoil (High Wycombe)

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:38

Check out Jewsons or Wickes.  Beware of cheap top soil offers; very often it is stoney, root infested or sub-soil.  Or just put 'top soil' into Google.

Large Corrugated Cloches

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:33

Rather odd suggestion to drill holes in the sheets in the link.  Why?  Many years ago there was a diagram in a RHS manual of a former for making wire hoops to hold the sheets down.  No drilling, no fixing long lengths of wood to the sheets. 

I am using still using wire supports which came with plastic tunnels I obtained from Lakeland (then Lakeland Plastics) about 30 years ago. 

I just use an old roofing slate on the ends.

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:05

If you want wild flowers to increase remember not to strim until the seeds have fallen.  Could be July.

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