Latest posts by Welshonion

Noisy Mower

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:01
Have you consulted a professional? Ensure you are using the correct mixture of fuels for the machine. Do you have a handbook? You may be able to get one on the Web or from the manufacturers.

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:21
Peppers freeze really well. Just cut them in half and remove the seeds and stem. Then freeze as they are. No blanching necessary, though they will thaw out soft.

What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:18
Leave the whole plant, it may, just may, give you another crop; but eat the shoots sooner, don't leave them until they flower.

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:57
I know a small basket of green chillies all ripened just sitting on the worktop. Are peppers the same?

Best time to plant pumkins

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 10:06
Spring. It will be written on the seed packet.

Pickled Runner Bean Recipe

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 10:02
Crab apple jelly on toast! Use it where you would use redcurrant jelly. For glazing. Before putting marzipan on the Christmas cake.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 10:00
8 metres is over 25 feet, do you really want something so high? What are you trying to hide? A row of conifers of that height will be difficult to manage. Evergreens are pretty depressing with their never-changing greenery.

A few well-chosen shrubs or smaller trees will probably be more effective, and certainly more attractive.

What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 11:12
Pile it up grass side down. Build a neat pile, bricklayer style and cover it so it doesn't get washed away and just leave it to rot down. You will end up with nice humus-rich soil.

Pickled Runner Bean Recipe

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 23:49
There is a pickled runner bean recipe on Google. Seems to be like the Gardeners World one. One observation I have is that they cook the beans for longer than necessary on Gardeners World.

Neighboring horses eating my garden - advise please

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 16:50
If the owner of the horses refuses to give you the name of their insurer, get hold of your insurer and they will find out immediately. And they will write official letters.

In my experience the Small Claims Court is fine if the person you are suing pays up, but if you get involved with bailiffs it can actually work out long-winded.

To that end make a comprehensive list of the shrubs you have lost (at full retail price), and when you replant keep them a good distance from the fence.

I know it's the land owner's responsibility to fence their property, but life is not always so simple, and animals can be very persistent and lean on a protective wire to reach tender growth.

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