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Latest posts by Welshonion

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 01:05
Debris netting is much better in this respect. Nothing can get caught in it.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 00:57
Now, this is just a question, but why do people feel the need to remove leaves from tomato plants? Is there any other vegetable that they feel the need to treat in this way, or is it just tomatoes?

The only leaves I remove are those that are yellowing or look as though they are no longer useful.

Harvesting garlic

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:16
Just pull up a plant when you need garlic for the kitchen. As the season progresses you will know when to pull them all up.

Linseed oil

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:05
I used linseed oil to protect the wood in my greenhouse and it did not seem to harm anything.

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 14:42
I think it's OK to sow the seeds up until July. If they are hybrids they will not come true, but you may have some nice crosses.

Tomato, remove first truss if plant is still small?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 14:37
Well, sure as eggs is eggs you'll stop tomatoes forming if you remove the truss.

If it is not a bush variety (which Moneymaker is not) remember to remove the side shoots in the leaf axils, but leave the trusses alone.

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 00:12
If you are going to weedkiller it, make sure you sever all the roots which come under the fence first. This is important because if you kill your neighbour's plant he may not be best pleased.

Anyone ID this?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 00:47
Definitely willow.

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:42
If he is a reputable tree surgeon, I would take his advice. Lime trees are pollarded in London streets, you may have noticed them. They will grow back very quickly.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:38
Don't know where you are, but a friend lost the tops of her potato plants to frost at the beginning of last week; in West Wales.

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