Latest posts by Welshonion

New bulb storage

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:28
Cool is more important than anything.

Goji Berries

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 20:25
Blackcurrants are more nutritionally valuable and easier all round.

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 10:20
We have red kites over the house every day and they are pretty light-weight. Not sure they would attack anything; they are carrion-eaters like buzzards; except in the breeding season.

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 00:12
If you want to report anything such as joe47's dead peregrines or bird sightings there will always be a local wildlife group or bird blog in your area.

hello from a completely clueless newbe

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 15:53
Just you wait until you bring in your 4 year old's stuff and he needs room to ride his bike!

IMO both bamboo (a dreadful spreader unless you chose the right variety) and palms look alien in an English garden. But that's only my opinion!

hello from a completely clueless newbe

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 14:36
Take the Gardener's Question Time advice and plan your garden out with bamboo sticks and a flexible hose on the ground.

I would wait until your building work is done, as depending on the type of work it will probably spread further than you think and builders can be very careless about what they stand on.

You don't say what type of garden you want. Children, pets, easy-care, colourful, muted, for entertaining, relaxing, pond? That's just for starters!

When to dig?

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 00:13
After you have dug it over it can be left rough for the frost to break down.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 23:10
Yes it is Aconitum, but we went to the Welsh National Botanic Gardens last week and there was a clump of it right by the path so I think the danger is exaggerated.

But yes, I think I would get rid of it as it is such a pretty blue and your toddler might pick a bunch for Mummy.

I should think you could compost it without the roots. Anybody got a view on that?

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:08
Is this like the scare ramped up about non-existent danger from asbestos cement?

Uses for Coal and Wood Ash

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:31
Coal ash can be used for paths, but never for plants.

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