Latest posts by Welshonion

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:41
Sloes have sharp spines on the branches, which always go bad , so avoid. They could be bullaces - half way between sloes and damsons.

Ferret around in the orchard and you will find treasure. I love preserving!!

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:37
I keep my water butts closely covered at all times. I never deliberately empty them except by watering can for the garden. They never need scrubbing and some of the water in one or two of them must be years old and completely clear. And I never add chemicals or other devices to them.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:29
Sorry Dove, I stand corrected.

Advice on growing edibles under oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:51
No, not extra irrigation; that is not sustainable. Not a good place to grow veg. Full stop!

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:43
Yes, but he lost his rag very quickly. Perhaps he was tired after all his bramble cutting!

Advice on growing edibles under oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:04
It will be a very dry spot to grow vegetables.

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:01
Well, I've been thinking about this. How do tea-rooms manage? Do they make the scones when the customers arrive or do they have them frozen ready and just put them in the oven to order? I suspect they cook them from frozen. Or keep a supply of dry mix in the freezer.

IMO cooked scones do not freeze well; they stale so quickly. Fresh scones are lovely; slightly stale ones not so good.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:52
You really have to wonder about guys who join the board; pick a fight and stomp off on their first thread!

Yew Trees

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:07
Feed them and prune them and leave them where they are. If they get too congested you can always remove some of them and probably plant them elsewhere.

Yew is such a good hedging plant. It is very forgiving and it grows pretty fast and unlike Laylandii it will spring after pruning from bare wood.

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:31
It also looks as though it has had a good attack by sawfly. Leaving the tougher bits of the leaves is typical.

I agree, it is much too close to the wall, it will be very dry there.

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