Latest posts by Welshonion

The mind boggles

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:24
Yes, Dove, I entirely agree with you, but do glance at the vehicles farmers buy. All made in the UK? I think not!!

It works both ways.

Is Leaf Mould.

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:28
No, it will probably be confined to the phlox.

ID Please

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:15
Certainly not basil. Sorry. Usually considered a weed, I think.

Is Leaf Mould.

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 18:30
Leaf mould is not 'mould' on leaves, rather rotted down leaves used as a soil conditioner.

Some phlox are prone to mildew, others seem immune. Unfortunately you have the non-immune kind.

New gardener with a pomegranate plant

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 18:25
Have you looked on Wikipedia, there seems to be lots of useful information there.

When can new seeds be used

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 13:41
Most seeds are at the right age when the plant casts them naturally. Some seeds germinate best when fresh; some when sown and left outside during winter frosts; some sown the next year.

Study the plant and see what it does naturally.

Plants climbing over summerhouse.

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 00:27
Your only problem will be how you remove the rose when you want to paint or treat the timber against rot.

Zepherine Drouhin is a lovely rose.

whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 00:19
More nestlings killed by magpies than an army of cats.

Garlic problem

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:58
You can eat the flower shoot/scape.

Fig drop

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:53
You should remove every fig that isn't going to make it (that is ripen) in the Autumn.

The tree will only waste energy trying to grow them in the Spring. The only figs that should remain through the Winter to mature the next year are the tiny figs in the leaf axils at the tops of the shoots.

By mid-summers day you should have pinched out all the green shoots at perhaps three/five leaves. Next year's figs will form at the top of the shoot in the leaf axils.

Fig trees need quite a lot of specialist care, so ask someone who can help you to show you. It is quite difficult to tell what needs to be done for optimum crops and shapely trees.

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