Latest posts by Welshonion

use of peat

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 14:47
It's something you have to decide for yourself. He hasn't written the books lately, more up-dated them in some respects.

Most of the peat comes from Ireland and Europe as the peat bogs in this country are often protected.

Peat is an inert soil conditioner, it is of little nutritional value.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 00:55
In my experience tasteless ones.

Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:30
When they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only halfway up they were neither up nor down.

Build it halfway up!

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:26
Could your compost be too wet?

Reipening peaches

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:46
Take Tesco fruit as your example. They don't ripen properly off the tree. They are rock hard, then they rot or go mealy and they have little flavour. (Other supermarkets are available).

They will only be luscious if they are tree-ripened. But, you may be able to use them in preserves if they are ripe enough.

Ornamental trees

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:01
Is 20 metres high medium-sized?


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:42
I would not plant in the same place as the fertility of the soil will be depleted.

Not quite ripe seeds....

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:40
I would hang them upside down in a paper bag and dry until they rattle in the pod.

Some pods don't have holes in them so you will have to break the pod open when they are fully dry and just scatter the seeds.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:19
Sorry, I don't slap anybody. Consider yourself unslapped. I have to agree with my daughter - I'm a pedant!


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 23:51
jo47, bag compost is NOT the same as the compost you make yourself. Bag compost has no nutritional value at all except that added by the company when they prepare the 'compost' for bagging, and it is only supposed to be effective for up to six weeks.

Now, I agree bagged manure - any manure - has value.

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