Latest posts by Welshonion

Advice on pruning a large fig tree

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 18:18

Fruit can be kept from the birds and bees if you put a parer bag (not plastic) over the fruit before it is ripe.

Lining raised beds

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 18:15

I'm using damp-proof plastic to line the sides of my raised beds.

Why would it matter if cardboard is ugly, surely it would be under the soil?

I would definitely get rid of the ground elder as a priority or you will curse it for ever.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 18:14

Sorry, Phillipa has misunderstood too.  The inserts come the same size as the trays. They cater for  how many plants you want to a tray.  The inserts are usually made of thin plastic and definitely have drainage holes.

Compost bin, wormery or hotbox

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 16:42

It sounds like you would be best with a compost bin.  It will certainly take lawn clippings mixed with shredded paper and rabbit droppings and straw , cardboard, leaves.

The food waste, I'm not sure about;  your food waste may not be the same as my food waste.  Raw vegetable waste is fine; cooked stuff will attract rats. Cooked stuff can go in a wormery, but not in great quantity.

A hot box is fine if you have the time and energy to turn the contents thoroughly and often.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 16:00

No, they are not meant to have holes in them.  They are designed to take inserts.  They can be placed on window sills, for example, and the water will not run through.

Weed issue

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 12:10

Red campion and (especially) buttercup and bindweed are weeds and I suggest you try and stop them getting in.  Or you will rue the day.  Keep at the bindweed - you will win in the end.  It is sad bindweed is such a horrible weed as it would make a lovely plant if only it would behave.

Good luck.

moss in grass , how do I remove it.

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 12:02

You need proper drainage. Lawns should not be 'squishy.'   They should be fit to walk on at all times.


Is it a new house?  If so you need to cut out a square of lawn and see what is underneath.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:55

If they have no holes, they are designed to put inserts in,  They are seed trays, but you need to go one step more.


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:19

Not talking about native starlings; we are plagued by enormous flocks of starlings which move in for the winter.  Though it is a wonderful sight to watch them go over on the way to their roosts.


Posted: 03/03/2017 at 01:44

The starlings have gone!  About three weeks earlier than last year.  The bird food lasts much longer now.

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