Latest posts by Welshonion

Garden Waste

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:58
Sorry, Lou, that is called fly-tipping. You may cut it up small, lots of people don't.

If you do it at night, is that because you know you shouldn't be doing it??

white crocosmia

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:23
I have the greatest affection for Shchizostylis. It would definitely not go on my list!

white crocosmia

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 15:05
Isn't that odd. A white crocosmia would have to go on my 'plants I don't like' list, as to me that wouldn't be a nice crocosmia. Like pale red hot pokers.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 14:42
Randomly looked on Moreveg; 12 seeds for ??2.50 and their germination rate is excellent. I haven't checked out other sites so it pays to shop around.

Ice Crystal Fig tree

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 14:36
And of course they have pips as they come from abroad.

Ice Crystal Fig tree

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:38
Ceres I think you are mis-interpreting Harrers, she/he perfectly described figs which are never going to ripen.

The simplest way to find out what a ripe fig is like is to look in the greengrocer or supermarket, they all have them.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:32
If you look on the Real Seeds website it tells you how to do it. Slightly different from Monty Don's method, but one that certainly works.

I personally don't find the largest Russian tomatoes easy because the fruit are huge, there aren't many to a bush, they seem to split easily and they are heavy enough to bend down the branches, but definitely delicious.

Ice Crystal Fig tree

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 23:26
This is quite normal for figs. They are the second crop which will not develop into fully grown figs before the winter. They should be removed in the autumn.

The figs that will grow to maturity next year are going into the winter at the end of the branches in the leaf axils and are probably about the size of a small pea, certainly no bigger.

I do not know the Ice Crystal variety, but this is how figs work.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:11
Chrissy, if you look closely at a starling it is absolutely beautiful. The feathers are perfect and many colours. In fact all birds are just a miracle of colouring. The sad thing is many of us only get to see their true colours if they are dead and in the hand.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:37
Yes, but not out of your hand; that is learned behaviour because some people like to feed them.

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