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Latest posts by Welshonion

Raspberries In Compost

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 13:16

Never thought of the shredder, as I haven't got one.  Would be the best solution.

Raspberries In Compost

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 23:24

Woody things, and that includes gooseberry prunings too, are usually burned, because they take a long, long time to rot down.

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:10

That's a Hypericum.  Pets usually know what to avoid.  Children have to be trained to leave berries and such-like severely alone unless an adult who know is with them.  Indeed it is best to make it a rule that edible berries should be taken into the house to eat.

Definitely do not get paranoid about poisonous plants or you will be able to grow nothing!

Replacement windows

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:04

Look on Freecycle.

Yew Hedges - too dangerous near toddlers?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 01:50

It is the black centres of the berries that are poisonous.  The birds, especially thrushes love the coloured bit.  I doubt you will get berries on a hedge, they are usually on a yew tree.

Otherwise, an excellent choice.

Empty Sunflower Seeds?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 01:47

I can't see exactly from the photo, but empty husks either mean low pollination or the birds got there first! 

The middle flowers are the last to develop and be pollinated.

indoor gardening

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 10:43

Like Fleurisa I do the actual 'gardening' outside.  I do feeding, watering and tidying-up indoors but everything else outside.

I will be planting up bowls of winter bulbs outside and bring them in to flower.  I germinate seeds in a propagator indoors.

I only asked if you knew about indoor gardening to gauge your expertise, as you didn't say in your original post.

indoor gardening

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 09:51

Do you know anything about indoor gardening?  Have you visited a garden centre to see what is available?  Have you asked your family members?  Have you visited the library?

This is a vast subject going from the odd herb plant on a window sill to full-blown conservatories.

Good luck with your A Levels.

Neighbour's Garden is Damaging our Wall

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 09:33

You really have done the right thing by putting lime render on your outside wall.  This allows the wall to breathe.

Our neighbours put a waterproof coating on their gable-end, which they have to come onto our land to maintain.  It would never occur to us to stop the workmen coming back to re-do it, over and over again!  The only stipulation we make is that they clear up after themselves.

Both our and their house are stone built.  Fingers crossed, we have lime render which should not need anything done to it for at least 10 years. I love the way it changes colour as it dries out and then when it gets wet when it rains.

We have no damp course and I would assume, not much foundation either.

Autumn Onion Sets

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 23:47

Start your onion sets off in modules, until they have roots.  It is birds thinking the tops are food, or whatever blackbirds think.

Yes, its birds what done it!

Alternatively put some mesh over them.

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