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Latest posts by Welshonion

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:06
Trouble is they don't stop at 12 ft. How did you intend to trim them at that height? Have you got the correct equipment? Or did you intend to employ someone?

Poor Germination Rate

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:31
Sowed courgette and cucumber seeds from DT Brown on Friday afternoon and they were up by Sunday afternoon in the propagator. Choose your supplier with care. Some are just bad!

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 14:34
Nettles are the best plant for feeding the caterpillars of various butterflies.

Ground Elder

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 14:31
Digging is the worst thing you can do to eradicate it. Every last bit of root will make a new plant.

Weedkiller is the thing, I'm afraid.

bulb planting advice

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:33
When they seed naturally they germinate on the surface of the soil.

There are many seeds where I think the seed packet advice is to plant too deeply. I am apt to follow Mother Nature in some regards! And especially with regard to the time plants naturally cast their seed.

bulb planting advice

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:27
An inch is a bit deep. See how cyclamen grow, on the surface of the soil, but just deep enough for the roots to take a hold..

Pond water

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 19:02
What is going to happen to the creatures in the sludge?


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:02
Could just be the result of a cold wind or lack of water - it hasn't rained adequately where I am for weeks.

They should recover; they will not be mature for months yet.

Stagnant water butt

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:19
Infiltrator, you seem to have time on your hands! I just make sure my butts and storage containers are covered at all times. I never filter either physically or chemically and the water remains sweet and clear from year to year.

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:07
If you do cut the bush down so it does not re-sprout, there is no need to remove the roots. But it does depend on the variety of bush.

Discussions started by Welshonion

Butterfly Release

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Potting shed 
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Red Kites

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Red Kites

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Fig Tree Care

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