Welshonion


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My lawn is destroyed by What?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:53

Not usually crows.  Rooks.  Looks like they have done you a favour!

Help! Little trees growing everywhere!

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 23:36

Those definitely are not Hawthorn.  Suckers from the roots left behind, probably.  Mow them and they'll give up eventually.

Moth, myth or mithuss?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 00:35

Tomato moths eat tomatoes!

Masks

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 13:55

Exactly!  It does not form a threat.  The danger of anything with 'asbestos' in the name is ramped up by anybody who wants to charge a fortune to remove a material which is unlikely to be a threat to anybody.


I appreciate asbestos lagging etc is very dangerous stuff;  but I doubt we are talking about that.

Raised beds and buying worms!

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 13:49

I have never lined the bottom of my raised beds; in my experience the soil does not wash out.


But, we all have different experiences, so try it and see.

Masks

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 01:17

Are you sure you are talking about asbestos or asbestos cement products?  They are not the same.

Raised beds and buying worms!

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 01:11

The most recent of our raised beds were lined with damp-proof course plastic.  Seems effective.  Don't line the bases.


We didn't buy worms.  The worms you can buy are not the right sort of worms.  We put all stray earthworms into the beds.

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:01

We have had the rottenest summer you could imagine here in West Wales, but we have despite that had soft fruit and tomatoes ripening in their time.  


Tomatoes that ripen off the plant never develop their true potential flavour.  Discuss!

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 00:19

Odd isn't it; some people seem to think removing leaves is good for the poor old tomato plant.  WHY?


No other plant gets this brutal treatment.  If the leaves are green, the plant still needs them.

Leather Jackets

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:11

It really is important to keep waterbutts closely covered at all times otherwise they are a breeding-ground for all sorts of nasties.


Often the real damage to lawns is done by the rooks and starlings digging up the leatherjackets.

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