Latest posts by Welshonion

Removing leylandi

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 01:10
If you want to remove the roots, leave a length of trunk so you can use it as a lever. Man and digger, man and chain and tractor? Or if you cut them to the ground get in someone to grind the stumps away.

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:44
Be aware that if this area is not a garden at the moment you will require planning permission before you turn it into a garden.

Check with the Council. With luck they will have no objection.

Hollow Swedes

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 18:40
IMO this is one vegetable that is better grown in a field by a farmer. Notwithstanding that you have had success in the past. They are very susceptible to lack of trace elements.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 00:40
Blackcurrants for definite. Gooseberries are lovely to eat raw if you leave them to ripen on the bush or even just in the bowl. We found builders' debris netting kept the birds off.

Log burner

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:45
Could it be they are burning damp wood? If they are they are in for a deal of trouble.

Wood for a log-burner must be very dry, not any old stuff you happen to forage. The chimney will tar up in no time and they will have to sweep the chimney frequently or they will have a chimney fire! Our neighbours down the road - not country folk - didn't know that and had two chimney fires and expense when they had repairs to carry out.

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 23:50
I was on the old Beeb Board, but I've forgotten what my name was!

I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 10:32
Well, they'll have to get a move on if they're going to fit the remaining deaths into two more episodes!


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 13:13
Digging with a shovel?? Spade is easier.

Lawn getting destroyed - Possible Leatherjackets or Chafer beetles, Please help

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:08
Your photo is of an earwig. Probably the rooks or starlings are digging up the lawn to find food. Best to leave them to it for the winter then work on improving the lawn in the Spring

raw cider vinegar

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 19:55
I bought some cider vinegar from Aspels and it contained a 'vinegar mother.' I just keep topping up with strong cider as I use it. It's kept going for a couple of years so far.

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