Latest posts by Welshonion

Dog proofing a new beech hedge

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 00:38

It is absolutely their responsibility to keep their dogs in their garden.  It was kind of you to give them lengthy warning of the hedge removal. If the dogs damage your new hedge the neighbours are also responsible.

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 00:30

Oh Dear, a lot of misconceptions there. Conifers do not usually die if their crowns are cut off.  They look ugly, yes, but they shouldn't die. Conifer wood is not good in a wood-burner, but you've probably found that out already.  Before even thinking of burning it you have to dry it out for ages and ages or it deposits too much resin in the chimney.  Bad News.

But yes, I do agree they are the most depressing trees as they hardly change with the seasons as deciduous trees do.

Sparrow infestation in leylandii hedge

Posted: 23/10/2017 at 16:33

We have loads of sparrows here.  They make a ring around one sparrow having a dust bath at the side of the road.  Makes me smile.  I have put up sparrow boxes on the house as I love to hear their chatter in the mornings.

Sowing Aqualegia now

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 12:03

Be guided by the natural seeding.  Aqualegias cast their seeds as soon as they were ripe after flowering.

Clearing algae

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 00:18

And make sure the water butts are completely covered.

Large bayleaf tree

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:20

When you said very large I thought you meant very large. At 7 foot high it's still a young plant.  They grow much, much bigger than that.  Make your decision soon because they grow fast if allowed to.

Peace Lily help

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:15

Peace Lilies like a subdued light position.  They hate the sun.


Posted: 16/10/2017 at 01:07

Yes, they are lovely, but........they are ripped out of their native home, transported half way across the world, just to die in the UK from wet and cold.  They are much prettier growing in their native habitat.

foxes and pond planting

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 13:59

Do not feed them or you will encourage them.  As to the pond; they are doing what foxes do. Looking for food.

Small onions.

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 13:55

Sounds like they are hungry.  If you leave them to grow on, likely they will bolt.

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