Latest posts by Welshonion


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 18:13
February is considered the best month, but yes, any month.

fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 10:39
There is nothing so delicious as a sun-ripened fig that you have managed to keep from the birds or wasps.

I'll fight you for them, Dove! I beat off a hornet so I could eat a fig at Aberglasney Garden in Carmarthenshire.

The joy of UK figs is that they don't have seeds, just wonderful flesh. Yum.

PS I do think you are mad to get rid of a bearing fig tree.

Hedge Borders

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:25
And somewhere for snails to hide.

Removing leylandi

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 01:10
If you want to remove the roots, leave a length of trunk so you can use it as a lever. Man and digger, man and chain and tractor? Or if you cut them to the ground get in someone to grind the stumps away.

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:44
Be aware that if this area is not a garden at the moment you will require planning permission before you turn it into a garden.

Check with the Council. With luck they will have no objection.

Hollow Swedes

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 18:40
IMO this is one vegetable that is better grown in a field by a farmer. Notwithstanding that you have had success in the past. They are very susceptible to lack of trace elements.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 00:40
Blackcurrants for definite. Gooseberries are lovely to eat raw if you leave them to ripen on the bush or even just in the bowl. We found builders' debris netting kept the birds off.

Log burner

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:45
Could it be they are burning damp wood? If they are they are in for a deal of trouble.

Wood for a log-burner must be very dry, not any old stuff you happen to forage. The chimney will tar up in no time and they will have to sweep the chimney frequently or they will have a chimney fire! Our neighbours down the road - not country folk - didn't know that and had two chimney fires and expense when they had repairs to carry out.

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 23:50
I was on the old Beeb Board, but I've forgotten what my name was!

I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 10:32
Well, they'll have to get a move on if they're going to fit the remaining deaths into two more episodes!

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