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Latest posts by Welshonion

Advice on growing edibles under oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:04
It will be a very dry spot to grow vegetables.

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:01
Well, I've been thinking about this. How do tea-rooms manage? Do they make the scones when the customers arrive or do they have them frozen ready and just put them in the oven to order? I suspect they cook them from frozen. Or keep a supply of dry mix in the freezer.

IMO cooked scones do not freeze well; they stale so quickly. Fresh scones are lovely; slightly stale ones not so good.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:52
You really have to wonder about guys who join the board; pick a fight and stomp off on their first thread!

Yew Trees

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:07
Feed them and prune them and leave them where they are. If they get too congested you can always remove some of them and probably plant them elsewhere.

Yew is such a good hedging plant. It is very forgiving and it grows pretty fast and unlike Laylandii it will spring after pruning from bare wood.

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:31
It also looks as though it has had a good attack by sawfly. Leaving the tougher bits of the leaves is typical.

I agree, it is much too close to the wall, it will be very dry there.

Small swede

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:48
In my experience swedes are best grown by farmers in fields. They are cheap enough from greengrocers or supermarkets.

They are, I believe, very susceptible to minor mineral deficiencies which would not necessarily be known to amateur growers.

Same goes for celeriac. Usually better grown commercially.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 00:18
We've been on a meter for the last 40 years. Farm and house. If you had to pay for your water you might not be so profligate. It's not that there is a shortage of water - it rains plenty enough - but the cost in energy to make it drinkable just for you to over-water your garden is a waste.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:28

Rabbit hole ?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:27
If the workmen have been working on the drains it is likely to be a rat hole.

Insect activity around a chimney pot

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:24
Have you got a pair of binoculars? If its any comfort they rarely nest in the same place two years running.

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