Latest posts by Welshonion

Potting up theory - why in stages? How does a large pot stress a plant?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 00:38

Too big a pot is a waste as roots will go outwards so most of the soil will be wasted as the roots will never go in it.  In a smaller pot the roots will have to utilise all the soil.

Turf killing drought!

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 18:56

In a really dry summer turf goes very brown, but always recovers as soon as we have rain - which we always do!!  Have faith.

What trees to plant in the sandy soil of the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:29

Sorry, this is a UK-based site. Have a look around you to see what other people have planted.


Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:49

Major on the vegetables that are not good quality when bought.  Avoid cheap, or relatively cheap veg.  Grow the best stuff.  Runner beans, French beans, maybe sweetcorn, lettuce.  Next year, new potatoes.

Not so black and white

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 00:29

They have been quiet during the Winter because they hibernate.  Now Spring has come and they are looking for food.

Just spotted a plant I like

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 16:49

Smells lovely too.

Birds digging up the grass

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 16:44

Sorry, it's what birds do.  Look at it another way.  They are doing you a favour and eating pests; specifically leatherjackets.

No heart cabbage and Kale

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 00:15

If the cabbage didn't make hearts it is usually because they were not planted firmly enough in firm soil.

Fressia Scent

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 13:36

I would suggest they use a variety that has no scent.  Supermarket freesias, and roses, etc have no scent.  Shame. 

Veg Question

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 15:58

All the things you mention are in the soil for a long time.  If I were you I would take Dove's advice and grow things which are quick to give results.

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