Latest posts by Welshonion

Can anyone identify this weed???

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:50

Bittersweet, I think. Woody Nightshade.  Solanum dulcamara. Has green berries ripening to red.  Poisonous.

Star Gaze Lily is showing us something different I think, but it looks like something which will get out of hand..

Anybody know what it is yet???

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:40

Looks like an indoor plant to me.  The flowers don't look like willow, certainly.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 00:30

Ordered some plants via a newspaper offer on 2 April.  They arrived in good condition on Wednesday 16 April.  

Despite forebodings, everything is fine.

Making a leaf stack for leafmould/mulch

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 00:18

It is actually easier to put the leaves in plastic bags, make holes with a fork and then chuck them in a corner, out of sight, and leave them to turn into leaf mould; you will be disappointed with the yield as they rot down to almost nothing.

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:50

If you are really worried you can ask the Council Tree Officer to take a look.  It is their job to advise especially if the tree has a TPO.

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:47

Michael, if you are going to look up every plant you might buy to check for adverse problems you will cut out very, very many plants.

I do think you are being too cautious.

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:41

If you Google 'Buying rootstock for fruit trees'  two nurseries come up immediately.  I'm sure there are more.

Help – how do I stop insects biting me?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:37

Or garlic!

Strawberry leaves

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:28

Though you should factor in the reason plants have leaves.  Some gardeners cannot leave well alone and want to 'tidy' plants up.  Why?

Can you identify these onions

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:47

I grow them.  Of course!!

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