Latest posts by Welshonion

Have your swallows flown south, yet?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:09

Monday 3 October.  Saw a bunch of swallows today in West Wales.  Youngsters I should think.

Judging by the number of blackbirds in the garden the Scandinavian birds have arrived.

Decomposing a tree stump

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:02

Why did you not spend a bit of effort and dig it out??  Cut those exposed roots and heave it out or get someone with a stump-grinder to remove it.

As an aside; worms you find in the garden soil are not the correct worms to put in a compost heap.  You want brandlings, tiger or compost worms which will find their own way to compost heaps.

cat issue

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 14:56

Cats hate being sprayed with water.  Use a hose.

Apple tree identification

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 00:59

There are Apple Days everywhere this month so take an apple plus leaves and get it identified.

Wicker planter trough - where can I find?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 00:33

Look for a willow-weaving person and commission what you want.  Ask at the library or WI offices for Speakers List.  Sure to be someone on the list.

Fig Tree leaves turning yellow

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:52



Posted: 25/09/2016 at 00:35

Mine were not soaked and they've been in for three years now and they come up Spring after Spring.

Forsythia - Will I damage it if I cut back hard now?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 16:38

One third of Forsythia branches should be removed each year after flowering.  If you cut it to the ground now you will lose next year's flowers (shame) but you won't kill the shrub. 

Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 00:49

Decent weedkiller based on Glyphosate takes a month to kill the weeds.  Was the dilution correct?  Have you given it enough time?

Asbestos path

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 01:21

Is it asbestos-cement?  In which case it is safe.  Do not be panicked as in the post above.  If you want to be reassured read up in the subject.

Discussions started by Welshonion

Vandals in Sheffield

Replies: 13    Views: 370
Last Post: 22/10/2016 at 23:33

Apple Day

Apple Day at the National Botanic Gardens 
Replies: 1    Views: 430
Last Post: 15/10/2015 at 18:47

Butterfly Release

Replies: 10    Views: 802
Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 13:05

What happened

Potting shed 
Replies: 4    Views: 829
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 07:44

Red Kites

Replies: 5    Views: 977
Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 18:19

Red Kites

Replies: 2    Views: 874
Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 16:02

Fig Tree Care

Replies: 3    Views: 1370
Last Post: 19/06/2013 at 09:05


Replies: 6    Views: 1014
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 21:03
8 threads returned