Latest posts by Welshonion

what to grow on a south facing wall

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:39
I would second figs, and also Cape gooseberries. You do not seem to have made up your mind whether you want permanent planting or annual. Melons are easier to manage on the flat rather than up the wall.

tomato stopping

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 00:34
I usually stop them when I think that any tomatoes that form won't make it before the cold weather. I stop them when they reach the roof; take the flowers off at the beginning of August and remove any tiny tomatoes at the beginning of September.

I do not rate green tomato chutney more than 2/10 so I don't want loads of green tomatoes.

French Dwarf Beans

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 19:45
They usually disappear when you cook the beans. Don't delay picking them or they will be stringy.

Black spot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:15
Monty Don had a piece about black spot last night on Gardeners' World.

It is a result of our clean air - no sulphur now.

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:06
What does? It's false economy to buy anything in a small bottle.

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:04
Cherry blossom is lovely for a very short time. You have to think of the rest of the year.

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:46
What an improvement. A dead sycamore is a good sycamore! But there are some lovely trees in the same Acer family.

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:37
Ajp45, there are many different types of weedkiller. Some stop weeds coming up, some have to be sprayed on foliage and left for at least a month. Some are diluted for you, some are full strength, some are painted on to leaves. It's a big subject!

Ants Nests

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:30
Boiling water. Pour a kettle-full on the nest. Yes, I know it's unkind..................

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 02:05
Sorry, don't understand 2. If you have removed all the weeds/ grass, what are you weed-killing?

If you are going to rotovate ensure there are no perennial weeds in the soil otherwise you will just chop them up and multiply them. Docks, couch grass.

That is also rather poor soil, make sure you examine the screened top soil very thoroughly, there are some rogues selling it.

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