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Latest posts by Welshonion

Stagnant water butt

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:19
Infiltrator, you seem to have time on your hands! I just make sure my butts and storage containers are covered at all times. I never filter either physically or chemically and the water remains sweet and clear from year to year.

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:07
If you do cut the bush down so it does not re-sprout, there is no need to remove the roots. But it does depend on the variety of bush.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:27
And have you heard newsreaders and Welsh place names?

Relax, people. If you know what they mean, that's all that's important.

What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:23
Have a feast! You have to pick nearly every day now the warmer weather has come. Definitely cut off all the flowers or it will think its job is done.

Unknown Name

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:17
Please could you give some idea of the scale of the plant and flower? It's difficult to tell unless you know the size.

cold snap and potatoes

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:24
If they are in the soil as opposed to bags just cover the shoots with soil. At this time of year there are only frosts on still nights so you can cover the shoots with newspaper and it will not blow away; and it is easy to remove in the morning.

Brown needles on my Christmas tree

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 00:27
Has a dog lifted his leg on it?

Cauli looks like cress...

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:29
Outside: just you wait until we have a drop of rain, then everything will pop up. Rain usually does it better than watering the ground.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:21
The freesias in most supermarkets don't smell; that is why I grew my own. There are at least three flowering stems per corm/bulb, but that slightly misses the point. I have the ability to smell them.

I certainly won't throw them away.

On the other hand some anemones I planted in early 2014 flowered well last year and have been flowering this year since February. They make excellent cut flowers.


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:11
Where are you??

Early potatoes are getting ready for lifting in May.

If you can protect them from the shoots above ground being frosted you can certainly plant them earlier.

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