Latest posts by Welshonion

Growing Ginger

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 14:32
I doubt you will become self-sufficient, but it's an interesting thing to do. Easier to buy a big rhizome - its cheap enough - and keep it in the freezer. Break off, chop off or grate as required.

Ye olde Probleme of Screening from Neighboursee!

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 23:33
Ah, I think you'll find that if you wave and 'Yahoo' at someone indulging in 'activities' they'll stop doing it pretty sharpish!

Ye olde Probleme of Screening from Neighboursee!

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 14:02
Why are you worried about the back door? Do you imagine that your neighbour is REALLY interested in what you're up to. When I see my neighbour I wave at her in a friendly manner, maybe stop for a chat over the fence too.

Ye olde Probleme of Screening from Neighboursee!

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:45
I would avoid any planting which will make mowing difficult. Plants in a lawn look nice, but they are a pain.

I'm not sure what your problem is as you seem to have a good length of lawn for planting.

Runner beans from seed

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 15:31
Don't plant out until after the last frost. You'll have to guess the date.

Tiger Bean

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:26
They may be climbing French Beans.

Problems with cypress hedge

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:22
Is there a dog lifting its leg in the area?

Whats best for screening a warehouse - upto 5-6m. Please see images.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:07
Green handed world has photographed the offending wall from, I would guess, upstairs which makes it look much more intrusive. If the poster could take some photos from ground level I think it would be easier to give advice.

fig tree

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 00:58
The cure is to slip paper bags over the figs just before they are ripe. Secure with a rubber band.

It is no good trying to ripen them off the tree. They will never reach a state of luciousness.

Or you can drape fine netting over the whole tree. Scaffolding netting is too fine for wasps to get through.

Yew bush

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 00:17
Yew takes to shaping very well; think topiary. Yew hedges are trimmed in the summer, so do it whenever you wish. But if there are birds nesting in it you may not disturb them until the nesting season is over. July.

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