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Hedges

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 13:15
The hedges in the farmers' environmental schemes in Wales are cut back to ground level, and they all spring up again. Virtual coppicing in effect. When they reach a suitable height they can be cut and laid if that's what you want or otherwise kept in check.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 17:05
Perhaps our lot don't speak welsh! But you can set your watch by them as they fly over to their roost.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:53
Dove, I am frequently over-flown by pretty massive flocks of starlings, and they take off and fly silently! But my goodness they chatter noisily in the trees.

Thistle & Ragwort control in wildflower meadow

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:58
You mention hay; buttercup is also poisonous and thistle is not nice in hay.

Thistle & Ragwort control in wildflower meadow

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:54
As Ragwort is a biennial you will have to do it two year's running, but pulling it up really is the best method of getting rid of it.

Do it a bit at a time and burn it. It will continue to mature to seeding so put it in black bags until you burn it.

Azalea - yellowing leaves

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 14:56
Make sure it is in acid soil.

Apple Day

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:33
This weekend there will be two Apple days at the National Botanic of Wales. A chance to identify those apples you're not sure about. There will be the customary display of apples; lots of which I'm sure you won't even have heard of.

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:48
My goodness, you don't even mention the dangers of cars, buses and trains!!

Slate chipping

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:45
I think it's good if it fits in the overall design. One advantage is that it's too heavy for cats to dig in.

Certainly not slippery in my experience.

Can I overwinter marigolds?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 14:01
They are probably named varieties so will not come true if you sow the seed. They are so easy to grow, I would sow new seed from a packet next Spring.

I complained there were only about 15 seeds in a packet of supposedly 150. Every one of the seeds germinated and the company has sent me a free packet to sow next year.

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Apple Day

Apple Day at the National Botanic Gardens 
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Butterfly Release

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Swifts

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