Welshonion


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Correct plants for privacy required

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:37
Strategically placed trees or shrubs planted along the side of the garden can also guide the eye away from the end and the extension. If the only interest in the garden is at the end, that is where you will always look.

Trouble is that trees that grow to 8 metres, usually don't stop there. Eucalyptus also shed lots of leaves that can get to be a nuisance.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:30
Oh dear, it is such a minefield. Paid employment in some countries enables children to have a good diet and education. If none of us bought fruit and vegetables from abroad many more people would suffer.

I do try and buy seasonally (no asparagus from Peru, for instance) and home grown, or FairTrade but I have not found a suitable substitute for bananas, lemons and oranges yet.

Funnily enough the spread of mobile phones has been a great driver in many countries as it enables farmers to access markets more efficiently and get better prices for their crops.

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:49
I'm sure you are right about Buckthorn, but nobody but you has mentioned Buckthorn. The thread is about sloes, etc. I don't think they can be mistaken for anything else.

Yes, do watch out for the blackthorns, they seem to fester if you get them in your hands.

greenhouse

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:29
We got an almost free Alton wooden greenhouse. We have dismantled and rebuilt it about four times now. Had to replace quite a lot of glass as a result of carelessness and winter storms, but worth every penny the new glass cost.

Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:25
Not crows if there are more than four of them. They are probably rooks!

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:20
Sloe/blackthorn bushes grow into trees. Not sure what Cangrandmafixit is talking about. Bullace, damson and sloes are all edible.

Sloe and apple jelly is delicious with roast lamb.

Sieving soil - compaction?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:14
Green manure is just plant material, good though it is. Manure is composed of bedding, faeces and urine and is not the same thing.

water borne diseases

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:12
No!! Water butts should be closely covered at all times, but that is not because of bees dropping in,

top of canes

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 23:51
Those little yoghurt drink pots are suitable too.

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 23:46
There are some companies that consistently produce seeds that germinate well, and are reasonable in price. If they can do it why can't all of them?

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