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Latest posts by Welshonion

First time growing veg

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 13:04
New potatoes, French beans, herbs and flowers. Grow things you love. Don't bother with vegetables which are better grown by the professionals and are cheap to buy.

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 13:00
Most of the things - except for chemicals - we do in the garden have been around for a very long time. Do not dismiss them because they were doing them a long time ago.

YouTube is useful if you want visual demonstration, but I still like reference books which I can read and re-read.

Plant/weed identification

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:54
Deadly Nightshade is very, very unlikely. It is quite a rarity. Found on chalk in places like quarries.

If in doubt access a decent picture of it in a book or on the internet. Bryony is the most likely culprit. The red berries are poisonous and it seeds everywhere.

mind your own

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:42
Yes. Beware!

copper beech

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:41
AWB, that looks more like an oak tree. I can't get close enough to see clearly.

Blueberry tree leaves have gone brown and dropped off

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:44
My pots of blueberries are constantly standing in water. I think your problem is in your original post where you say they are well-drained. They need to be well-watered at all times.


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:40
Don't worry the male flowers will dry up and drop off. No need to do anything.


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:36
Beware though, it has a nasty trick of breaking off just above the roots, so then it will grow again.

They are so easy to remove I certainly wouldn't waste weedkiller on them.

How tough is chard vs a clumsy gardener?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 18:23
Might be better to re-sow. They are easy plants to raise.

Lilies and cats

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 09:45
I agree, I would imagine there is more concern about cut lilies in vases than lilies in the garden.

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