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Latest posts by Welshonion

Hornbeam Hedging Question

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:14

Double staggered is best and will give a good result.  Do not plant too near to the fence, you will want to get round the back of it.

Wood based cat litter

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:11

Its a funny thing, but it is unusual to use carnivore poo in the compost and garden.  Herbivore seems to be fine though.

Clearing brambles...

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:09

You will find that although new plants will grow from the roots left in the ground they will get weaker and weaker as you dig them up.  You will win!

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:42

There was an item about it on Gardener's Question Time and the consensus was that gardeners should curb their tendency to 'tidy up' until later in the Spring.

Cornus, if it has coloured stems, and flowering currant I would certainly leave until later.

Water butt advice

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:12

If you are using old blue plastic chemical containers, they have one or two plug holes in the lid.  Cut the lid off just below the rim and turn it over.  Remove the plug, place the lid on the container and it will fill.  You don't need to cover it with anything as the plug hole is slightly high so only water goes in.

When the container is full you can just replace the plug in the plug-hole. If the water is always covered the water will stay clear and sweet from year to year.

Water butt advice

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 01:03

Make sure the butt has a close-fitting lid.  Then the water will remain clear.

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:46

Just take as big a rootball as you can. 

Courgettes - Self Pollunating

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:42

Not sure what you mean.  They are naturally self and cross-pollinating.  I would not try growing them from self collected seed as courgettes are very promiscuous and cross with any other variety in the vicinity or garden next-door.

Swedes & Turnips

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:11

Swedes, especially, are better field-grown.  And frankly they are cheap, so is it really worth growing them?  Room for something valuable like French Beans.

Help identifying a plant

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:07

The seed pods are often dried for flower arrangements. The flowers are not showy like the berries.

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