Latest posts by Welshonion

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:04
Cherry blossom is lovely for a very short time. You have to think of the rest of the year.

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:46
What an improvement. A dead sycamore is a good sycamore! But there are some lovely trees in the same Acer family.

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:37
Ajp45, there are many different types of weedkiller. Some stop weeds coming up, some have to be sprayed on foliage and left for at least a month. Some are diluted for you, some are full strength, some are painted on to leaves. It's a big subject!

Ants Nests

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:30
Boiling water. Pour a kettle-full on the nest. Yes, I know it's unkind..................

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 02:05
Sorry, don't understand 2. If you have removed all the weeds/ grass, what are you weed-killing?

If you are going to rotovate ensure there are no perennial weeds in the soil otherwise you will just chop them up and multiply them. Docks, couch grass.

That is also rather poor soil, make sure you examine the screened top soil very thoroughly, there are some rogues selling it.

Courgette Help

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 01:49
They grow and grow and grow! And turn into marrows. They also stop cropping.

Find a friend and offer them courgettes - for free! - if they'll pick them for you.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 00:31
Yes, that is where heroin is produced from but not in the UK. You have been a victim of 'Mind over matter'!!

New plants appear

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 00:27
From your OP: don't worry about the ants. In some instances and with some seeds they spread them. They cause no damage.

Yes, you seem to have a promiscuous couple of plants, whatever they are.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:38
If they are really 1 metre apart, they are far too close. They grow into trees.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:22
Badgers are also death to hedgehogs.

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