Latest posts by Welshonion

crawling bugs in my soil - is it safe to use?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:08
Look like nematodes. Normal inhabitants of soil.

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:06
Put the poison in little groups and cover them with a slate propped against a brick. Very few pellets are required so put down very thinly.

Eeek I've got a rat

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:02
Put poison half way down a pipe so only something that goes down the pipe can get it. Position the pipe along the base of a wall or building where the rats run. Replenish the poison as it is eaten using perhaps a spoon attached to a long stick.

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 03:47
Gabions = expense!

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:26
Wind chimes - excellent suggestion. They will be round in a trice, begging for mercy. Then you can tell them how noisy they are!

Frogs spawn everywhere!

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:17
The first spawn is usually seen at the end of January. Toad and newt spawn come a bit later.

Getting hold of good crocus bulbs cheaply

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:09
I second Peter Nyssen. They always have a good selection of species crocus. I'm sure they aren't nearly that expensive.

Growing swede in raised bed?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:58
Swede is one of the vegetables - celeriac is another - that IMHO is far better grown in a field by a farmer. They are very cheap in a greengrocer's. Otherwise I think you will be back on here asking why your swedes are no bigger than tennis balls.

Climbing Hydrangea

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:51
Don't give up on it as it's quite slow to get started, but once it does it grows fast. Lovely plant and a shady north-facing wall is just what it likes.

Growing garlic

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 00:03
No it is not too late. You have a choice. Take a chance and maybe get a crop or plant nothing and definitely not get a crop!

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