Welshonion


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Compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:13
Sorry folks, unless you make your own mixture you'll all have to get used to bought compost made of recycled rubbish. If nobody put glass, broken crockery, plastic, metal and wood in the garden waste/waste food bin there would be no problem; but they do!

Gardeners have clamoured for years for peat-free compost, and this is the result.

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:05
NewBoy, why does it matter? Hand weeding is usually the best option for asparagus beds or apply a mulch. Hoeing is usually a no-no.

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 15:50
You only have to look in magazines to see how minimalist some people want their lives and environment. Not for me however!

ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 15:44
Borage??????????????

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 12:36
I agree. If you look at it from the neighbour's point of view, that hedge must have impacted heavily on his garden, and cast a lot of shade.

Compromise and a bottle of wine seems the best route.

On the other hand, he had no right to cut your hedge. Perhaps he could have greeted you with a bottle of wine and a polite request.

Frosty plum and small leeks

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 00:32
Could be cold winds.

Our empty nestbox...

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:28
If it's any comfort, they'll go somewhere else next year.

Pumpkins

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:18
Usually Bush varieties are compact; as opposed to Trailing varieties.

Frosty plum and small leeks

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:16
The fruiting buds on your plum were developed last year and depended on the weather last summer.

Judging by the wonderful blossom this year, last year suited the shrubs and trees.

If we have a good summer this year, your plum will flower well next Spring.

Twayblades

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:26
I would suspect they are a protected plant and they are breaking the law by damaging them. They are certainly pretty uncommon.

It is possible to protect plants by putting down the metal bridges which farmers use to cross pipes carrying liquid muck to the fields? In my experience some plants are very specific as to where they will grow and if you move them they may be lost completely.

It may even protect them best if a metal plate is put over them, because at least the roots will still be there. It is sad though that plants can be destroyed so mindlessly and easily.

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