Latest posts by Welshonion

Can I overwinter marigolds?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 14:01
They are probably named varieties so will not come true if you sow the seed. They are so easy to grow, I would sow new seed from a packet next Spring.

I complained there were only about 15 seeds in a packet of supposedly 150. Every one of the seeds germinated and the company has sent me a free packet to sow next year.

Tree advice

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 08:46
Three foot from a busy B road is not feasible.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:31
You need to visit chickens at least twice a day. To let them out and shut them up or Mr Fox will relieve you of the problem of looking after them pretty quickly! And do you have reliable help to look after them if you want to go away, even for one night?

And yes, they do attract rats unless you clear away all surplus food every day.

Creating Leaf Mold

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:25
Yes you can use the large bag, but you will be surprised how little leaf mould a large bag of leaves will make. Make sure the leaves get wet whether in punctured plastic bags or in a large bag, or they will never rot down.

A circular enclosure made from chicken wire and fence posts also works well.

Evil Weeds

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:05
From your first post it would seem you think that Roundup will have an almost immediate effect. It will not. It will take a couple of weeks until you notice an effect.

If you want to rent out the flat ASAP it might be best to employ professionals as they have an obligation to get rid of the stuff. Knotweed will come through anything you can put down.

Weed Killer

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 01:01
Plants have to be vigorously growing and have a good amount of leaves for Roundup to work well. At this time of year they just don't.

Roundup is inert if it hits the soil, it only affects foliage. It will kill every kind of plant though. So if you get a splash on anything else, it will die.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:12
Most farm animals would be treated for parasites. Liver fluke is a vanishingly unlikely occurrence.

Fish and frog poo?? Your'e having a laugh!!

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 00:44
Yes you can eat it. Perfect for watercress soup as it will be boiled. If you want to eat it raw, perhaps swish it in Milton (baby bottle cleaner) and then clear water.

It can become invasive if it likes your pond.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 17:18
Mondegreen where the end of a living branch touches the soil it will take root and grow another plant. Is that what you mean?

What I find more surprising is that the OP did not recognise what the plant was in the first place.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:20
I have found that digging the plant up is effective. If there is regrowth from the roots left behind it is usually very weak and easily dealt with. Cut the branches to within a foot of the ground. Dig up the root and burn it.

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