Latest posts by Welshonion

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:02

The only possible downside to this is blight, if you live in a blighty area.  But it is definitely worth a go.

Do rose seeds really grow.......

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:16

Rose seeds can take over a year to germinate.  They may not come true to the parent.

Common Ash

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:13

Of all our native trees the ash is the one most likely to 'drop' a branch.  In June the seeds would not be mature enough to sow anyway.  There will be plenty from the rest of the local trees in Autumn.  

Common Ash

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:43

Ash is so easy to grow from seed.  In fact too easy, it seeds everywhere.

I find it a bit difficult to envisage what you mean.  You say 'heavy branch' but you don't say how heavy.  Everybody has different ideas about sizes.  

Personally I would take a sycamore out of a hedge.  It is one tree I do not like!

Are we talking about a  hedge controlled and regularly trimmed, or a row of trees?

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 00:37

Sorry to disagree, but I have never been convinced that frosts are needed to make the bulb separate into cloves.  Over the years I have planted garlic in Autumn, Winter and Spring.  They have been frozen and snowed on some years, but not in others. Makes absolutely no difference!

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:42

I think you might be best to give those garlic bulbs a miss and buy some in good condition for planting in Autumn.

Elephant garlic is not actually garlic, though it is treated much the same.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:07

You only have to look at silage fields to see how 'scalped' grass can be.  Farmers cut it down to ground level and it always recovers.  They also either apply manure (not applicable in your situation) or fertilizer to get it going fast.

Potato flowers

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:49

Buddyboy, you are being too simplistic.  Seed potatoes are not just small tubers from last year's crop.

Seed potatoes are grown by specialists.  I can't remember the rules.  I did know once, many year's ago.  If you look into the subject, or you may already know, seed potatoes traditionally came from Scotland and Northern Ireland.  They are not just any old saved tuber.

slugs in the lawn

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:19

Could be leatherjackets.  Many people have complained about them this year.  

Problems with Freesia bulbs not growing

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 01:13

Said indoor bulb on the instructions.

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