Latest posts by Welshonion

Cobnuts are in season. How to use them?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 15:28

Not quite Ladybird.

Spray-painted plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 15:24

I thought the dyed flowers in Tesco were the pits.  These are worse.

Tarragon and Greek basil

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 00:23

Stuff the leaves in plastic bags and put them in the freezer.  Take out what you need as and when you need it.

Mixing carnivore plants with cherry tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 00:19

Relax.  Pour yourself a drink and sit in your house and watch TV for a bit.  The tree will survive the bugs.

Trees for privacy/what are these

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 00:28

Those trees would be overpowering in a small garden.

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 01:20

Take care if you are planning to sell your property as now you have to declare if you have had any dispute with a neighbour.  Sadly it sounds as though there is not much you can do.  Live with them; or have a row.

Badger problem

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 01:12

Badgers are protected so anybody who offers to 'move them on' is suggesting an illegal act.  Be very careful who does it because some vile people want to obtain badgers for badger-baiting or training fighting dogs.

It is possible to obtain a licence to move them, but difficult.

Self Pollinating Fruit & Veg

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:58

There are not many vegetables which require pollination.  Marrow family; peas and beans; tomatoes (self); peppers (self).  There are others.  Read up on the subject then you can stand in front of your crops and defend them from a meddler.

Is the Mrs in Peril?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:50

Unlikely to be Deadly Nightshade - it is rare and confined to chalky soil.  Woody Nightshade seem about right.  Definitely not potato.  A nasty stomach ache is in store if you give it to the Missus, but it won't kill her!

Sarah Raven seeds -v- Thomson Morgan

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:45

T&M are a no-no for me.  Their germination rate is abysmal even though many of their vegetable seeds are covered by minimum statutory germination rates.

There are several seed and plant companies I avoid.  There are several I find consistently reliable.  I have been growing for 50 years now so I am not inexperienced.

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