Latest posts by Welshonion

Wood treatment for staking apple trees

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 14:45

They usually break at the graft, not because they are top-heavy.

Are biodegradeable compost bags safe?

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 16:10

Most Councils put the information you need in their website.  It makes interesting reading.

Are biodegradeable compost bags safe?

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:55

Our Council asks people not to use bio-degradable bags because they will contaminate a whole load.  Instead we use paper bags made for the purpose or line the waste food caddy with newspaper.

Which plants are best to grow indoors

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 00:11


Please help identify this tree?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 00:10

Could you do some photos which give sime idea of scale?

Mole removal

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 00:06

Employ a mole-catcher who uses old-fashioned mole traps.  Pay by results.

Compost bin worms are not usually eaten by moles. they usually prefer the big,juicy ones found in open ground, like under the lawn or in the vegetable garden.

Outdoor vase + soil on plants

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 14:50

Use a watering can and water the soil off the leaves.  Some plants - of a robust nature - can be put under a cold shower to clean them.  Outside plants will be kept clean by the rain.

Magnolia tree

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 00:18

Magnolias don't like pruning.  They retaliate by growing unproductive (non-flowering) water shoots.

Dogs urine making brown spots all over the lawn

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 18:15

Yes, it would be rude,philippa

Last edited: 15 January 2017 18:16:56

Privacy from play house

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 14:25

I did suggest she gives them a cheery wave. They are children in the playhouse.

What is she getting up to in the garden which will merit a second glance from children playing?

I belong to the 'live and let live' generation.  The children will grow up and cease to use the playhouse very soon.  The family next door might put in a swimming pool instead!

Go to the Council; why?  Now that seems mean and unnecessary.

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