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Latest posts by Welshonion

hello from a completely clueless newbe

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 14:36
Take the Gardener's Question Time advice and plan your garden out with bamboo sticks and a flexible hose on the ground.

I would wait until your building work is done, as depending on the type of work it will probably spread further than you think and builders can be very careless about what they stand on.

You don't say what type of garden you want. Children, pets, easy-care, colourful, muted, for entertaining, relaxing, pond? That's just for starters!

When to dig?

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 00:13
After you have dug it over it can be left rough for the frost to break down.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 23:10
Yes it is Aconitum, but we went to the Welsh National Botanic Gardens last week and there was a clump of it right by the path so I think the danger is exaggerated.

But yes, I think I would get rid of it as it is such a pretty blue and your toddler might pick a bunch for Mummy.

I should think you could compost it without the roots. Anybody got a view on that?

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:08
Is this like the scare ramped up about non-existent danger from asbestos cement?

Uses for Coal and Wood Ash

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:31
Coal ash can be used for paths, but never for plants.

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:28
I would write to the surveyor's governing body and make a very forceful complaint. Make sure you quote his name as it is a scandal if he is saying this on every report he does. I would also make a formal complaint to the firm he was doing the survey for.

To move apple trees or leave them behind

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 19:03
Unless you have specifically told the buyer of the house, in writing, you are taking them, you can't.

I'm not sure they would move anyway.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 11:44
There is no evidence that Glocosamine helps with knee pain, but I know that if I don't take it regularly I am in agony. So Mr Clark unless you have tried acupuncture and find it wanting I would discount your views.

There are more things in Heaven and Earth...............


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 18:23
Be careful about a Preservation Order. If you are sure this is your 'forever house' OK fine. But if you want to move some people may be put off by having trees they can do nothing with without hassle.

Your neighbour cannot dictate to you if the trees are on your property, whether they like it or not.

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 09:37
You can also eat them. Good flavour, but their nickname is Fartychokes!

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