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Latest posts by Welshonion

Garlic - when does it look ready?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:52

Scapes are not inevitable.  Certainly they will not be ready until the leaves start to die down.

Bind weed

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:49

You say it is a new home for you.  Have you been there long enough for glyphosate to work?  The weather has only warmed up recently.  It is no use applying it unless the weed is actively growing.  It then takes some time to work.  Not days.

Do not use the stuff you get in garden shops or centres.  You need agricultural Roundup.  Expensive, but if you have a bad infestation it will be an investment.  Ensure you dilute it according to instructiions, and give it time to work.

Ground elder

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:40

I am not sure you will ever win by digging it out.  Unless you are a very young man or woman!

Unusual request

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:39

Have you been and talked to several glass firms?  You may be better off talking to a wooden window firm that can produce bespoke struts and glass for you.  They will know the regulation about safety glass, if it is required.  

Blanket Weed

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 23:40

Yes, because only products thaat have been tested will be allowed to be put on sale.  No company is willing to put barley straw through the testing procedure.

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:32

If you keep your water butts well-covered at all times the water will remain clear and clean from one year to the next.  No need for treatment of any kind.


Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:30

I think you would be better to move them as soon as they finish flowering, foliage and all.  The roots don't finish doing their work until some time after the foliage has died back.

Walnut Tree

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:08

Patience is required, I think.


Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:05

It is a shame you have dried them off. The best time to split up clumps of daffs is straight after flowering so that the foliage and roots can establish the bulbs for next year.  It means only allowing the bulbs to be out of the ground for as short a time as possible.  Certainly not days.

Ever seen anything like this before?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:52

Pretty normal, I would say.  Just snap it off at the node.

Are you removing all the side-shoots, when they are small?

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