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Latest posts by Welshonion

Toms flowering

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 15:28
Poor things, they are flowering because they think they are going to die if they don't get bigger pots!!!!

unknown red stemmed weed help?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:46
If you want strong Glyphosate get it at an agricultural store. They may not sell it to you so get a friendly person who they will sell it to, to buy it for you.

And do not buy it ready-diluted at any store if you can help it - it will be very expensive.

Plants may take up to a month to die completely but the poison is inactive as soon as it hits the ground.

five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:37
3 looks suspiciously like a milk thistle.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 00:32
We had swifts circling the house last Thursday, 7 May; three days later than last year and the year before.

gooseberry sawfly

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 00:24
Blackcurrant branches come up from the soil, but they are best removed on gooseberry bushes to leave a clean stem below the first branches.

Identify the problem

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 00:21
Does a scythe come with Poldark attached??

I have never considered thistles to be easy to dig up. They have very long taproots. Good Luck.

How to make a holly hedgerow?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 00:15
How do you get male plants with berries and female plants without? Or do you just mean some of their names are the wrong way round?

gooseberry sawfly

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:15
No, they only eat the leaves, which debilitates the bush. They can completely strip a bush.

Stinging nettles

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:13
Weedkiller, or pull them up, which is a simple job when the soil is moist.

Remember they are a really important food plant for caterpillars so leave some.

They usually indicate the most fertile soil in the garden.

gooseberry sawfly

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:19
They come up from the ground, so inspect the lower leaves every day and squish any you find. If you get a bad infestation you may have to use a spray.

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