Latest posts by Welshonion

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:27

Sounds like solitary bees or worm casts.  Mole hills surely could not be mistaken by anybody!

Old Potato Tubers

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:46

If you have green tubers the potatoes have been exposed to the light when growing.  Make sure you cover them up next year and don't give green ones to pregnant or soon to be pregnant women.

Little figs

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:41

If you prune you will remove next year's fruit.  You should have pinched out each branch end at the 4th or 5th leaf in summer; before mid-summers day.  Next year's fruit is now in the leaf axils at the end of each branch.  They are tiny.

All figs that are obviously figs should be removed now or through the winter - they will come to nothing.

It is easier and kinder to the fig to put it in a larger pot rather than keep re-potting, but if that is the way you do it, good luck to you, but do resist the temptation to prune away next year's fruit.

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.

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