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Latest posts by Welshonion

Windrush(?) taking over lawn

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:29
It usually grows on land of poor drainage and/or poor fertility.

Climbing prickly plant for fence

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:27
Pyracantha is all well and good, but if the dog gets a spine in his paw or skin it will mean trips to the vet, because they always go bad. Nothing growing is going to stop a Labrador. They are bred to push their way through thick undergrowth.

Labrador and 3 ft fence is never going to be a good combination - they are active dogs. If you can't manage hedge cutters can you manage long walks twice a day?

3 ft wire or trellis on top of the original fence is a minimum I should think.

Ivy Root

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 13:00
Hack away, the neighbour has no right to prevent you using your garage. Could you not speak to her, with a bottle of wine or box of chocolates in your hand?

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:56
If the tree is genetically programmed to have small nuts, getting it lots of friends will make absolutely no difference at all.

Dock by a pond

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:53
Or put a 2 litre plastic bottle (top and bottom removed) over each one and spray glyphosate into the bottle. Or put a bucket(s) over the plants you don't want to spray.

Glyphosate at the correct dilution is recommended for aquatic use.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 00:32
Firstly I would check very, very carefully that you are talking about telephone wires and not power cables.

They will look ugly if you cut the tops off them. Perhaps you could plant some more, but not where they will grow into any wires.

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:40
Are you sure it is a sweet chestnut as we usually know it. I've never seen one with furry leaves. It isn't some strange variety from America is it?


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:48
If you leave the gooseberries until they are really ripe, you can eat them raw.

Fools, pies, crumbles, and other delicious things. And they freeze well.

Fresh new leaves in between rhododendron flowers

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:44
If you want the plant to get bigger, leave them alone. Is the plant in a big enough pot to support the extra growth?

A great idea for improving slippery wheelbarrow ramps!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:42
The same result can be achieved by nailing chicken wire to the ramp.

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