Latest posts by Welshonion

Papaver somniferum seedling problems

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 18:40

I would chuck them down now.  Don't wait until spring.

Composting garden waste

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 23:17

When you are more experienced in compost making you will learn never to put anything seedy in, nore roots of perennial plants like nettles and dandelions.  But if your compost is hot enough the heat will deal with most nasties.

Keep at it and you'll have fertility for your garden.

Farmyard manure & dogs

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:48

Horse manure is from horses.  Farmyard manure is probably cow or mixed.  They may heat up differently.

Garden fence

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:44

There may be a covenant forbidding the erection of a fence.  We have a covenant forbidding the parking of a caravan on our property.  Although it is an old property, not a new-build, we knew about this after we had purchased at auction.

Do you agree this may well be James Grieve?

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 13:31

There are Apple Days all over the country at the moment.  Take an apple and the shoot it came from along and they will name it for you.

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:27

Sounds like solitary bees or worm casts.  Mole hills surely could not be mistaken by anybody!

Old Potato Tubers

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:46

If you have green tubers the potatoes have been exposed to the light when growing.  Make sure you cover them up next year and don't give green ones to pregnant or soon to be pregnant women.

Little figs

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:41

If you prune you will remove next year's fruit.  You should have pinched out each branch end at the 4th or 5th leaf in summer; before mid-summers day.  Next year's fruit is now in the leaf axils at the end of each branch.  They are tiny.

All figs that are obviously figs should be removed now or through the winter - they will come to nothing.

It is easier and kinder to the fig to put it in a larger pot rather than keep re-potting, but if that is the way you do it, good luck to you, but do resist the temptation to prune away next year's fruit.

Have your swallows flown south, yet?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:09

Monday 3 October.  Saw a bunch of swallows today in West Wales.  Youngsters I should think.

Judging by the number of blackbirds in the garden the Scandinavian birds have arrived.

Decomposing a tree stump

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:02

Why did you not spend a bit of effort and dig it out??  Cut those exposed roots and heave it out or get someone with a stump-grinder to remove it.

As an aside; worms you find in the garden soil are not the correct worms to put in a compost heap.  You want brandlings, tiger or compost worms which will find their own way to compost heaps.

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