Welshonion


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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.

Ranunculus

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:58
Mine are flowering really well at the moment. But they don't flower for a very long period, but they seem hardy.

Twayblades

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:55
You say it is a local committee doing the work. Have you contacted them? All of them?

first time garden -- too much water?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:22
Have you checked something is not leaking, like a water main?

cutting down conifers

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:32
Aren't most people aware of this? It is mostly concerned neighbours that 'tell' on people if they see it in time to stop it.

I'm not sure what marc means by 'politically incorrect'. More like common sense.

Plant supports

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:51
I usually place wire cloche supports over the dahlias when I plant them.

The easiest way to make more supports - though I haven't tried it, this is what the RHS recommend - is to make a flat plywood former to wind the wire round.

Mostly sufficient support low down is enough.

On-line purchases

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:28
We've had terrible plants from Hayloft. Trouble is if you go for offers they print the name of the supplying nursery as inconspicuously as possible.

Anyway suffice to say we avoid Parkers, T&M and Hayloft as much as possible.

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