Latest posts by Welshonion

Weed issue

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 12:10

Red campion and (especially) buttercup and bindweed are weeds and I suggest you try and stop them getting in.  Or you will rue the day.  Keep at the bindweed - you will win in the end.  It is sad bindweed is such a horrible weed as it would make a lovely plant if only it would behave.

Good luck.

moss in grass , how do I remove it.

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 12:02

You need proper drainage. Lawns should not be 'squishy.'   They should be fit to walk on at all times.


Is it a new house?  If so you need to cut out a square of lawn and see what is underneath.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:55

If they have no holes, they are designed to put inserts in,  They are seed trays, but you need to go one step more.


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:19

Not talking about native starlings; we are plagued by enormous flocks of starlings which move in for the winter.  Though it is a wonderful sight to watch them go over on the way to their roosts.


Posted: 03/03/2017 at 01:44

The starlings have gone!  About three weeks earlier than last year.  The bird food lasts much longer now.

Wild mink

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 11:43

Relax!  Unfortunately we can't be too choosy as to what wildlife we think is desirable and what we don't want.  Look on the boards if you want to find out what I mean. Some people are trying to get rid of moles; others are trying to encourage hedgehogs.

Now the mink has cleared the pond it will move on elsewhere. Friends of ours have had their pond cleared by otters. 

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 19:33

Lots of people have chickens in their back gardens.  Not to mention rabbits etc.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:17

There are some vegetables which are best left to the professionals; though some gardeners will disagree.  Celeriac, swedes, fennel, mushrooms.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:12

Would that it was as simple as removing bird feeders.  If you have livestock, you will have rats.  Mostly they go underground to die, though we did have a dalmation which was an excellent rat-catcher - no poison involved.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:20

Yes, I have given the advice before.  I wonder what you think professional rat-killers would do to get rid of the rats?

Please give your advice to rid the OP of rats, without harming the local wildlife.

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