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Latest posts by Welshonion

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:50

It is a wild geranium/cranesbill.  Seeds everywhere.  A pest.

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:06

Magnolia does not like being pruned and will throw up lots of 'water shoots' if you do.

If anybody is thinking of buying a magnolia, make sure you can put it somewhere where it will not require pruning.

Garlic problems

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:31

If the roots are growing well, sometimes they tend to push the plant up rather than pulling it down.  Was the ground well tilled?


strawberry varieties

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:08

It does not matter if the strawberries are pollinated.  You are going to eat them!

Persimmon fruit

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:03

Israel, Spain, or at least somewhere hot.  They grow on trees.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:44

There are charities that always want tools which they refurbish and send out to Africa.

Do you really have to sell them or could you give them away?

Mowing the lawn, but not the frogs!

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 00:05

And you name yourself 'Green Gardener'?

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 00:03

If the pond is covered with wire, how can the children enjoy it?

Children drown if they can't get out of a pond.  I think all four of my children have had a ducking in various ponds over the years.

Eternal vigilance is the only thing.  Or give up the pond idea until they are old enough to be safe..


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:27

JdeV, of course the desire to use less peat is valid.  But finding rubbish (glass, plastic, chunks of wood, concrete and brick, etc) in bought-in compost is a direct result of that.

That sort of stuff should have been screened out, but unless we complain it won't be.


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:42

Kevin, I think you may be muddling bought-in compost with what you make yourself.

It's a shame they are both called compost. They are not the same.

If you have bought bad compost, take it back to the shop where you bought it and complain.  That is who you have the contract with; they must give you your money back or whatever the remedy is. Do not forget to say you go on Gardening Message Boards and you will be publicizing their carp compost.

I have to say that rubbish bought-in compost is the result of gardeners claiming they want peat-free and various rules about land-fill etc, etc.

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