Latest posts by Welshonion

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 16:22
Ooooooooooooooo er, I just saw you mention a pond........................

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 16:21
Stuff and nonsense.

"Is there a way we can kill them without getting up close to them?"

MatthewC you are in graver danger in your car when you drive along the road, or in a bus.

Different coloured wooden sleepers when wet?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:42
Stain them all the same colour if you are concerned. I doubt anybody would change them for that reason. They will weather.

Can you identify this fruit?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 00:16
Not spherical enough to be a sloe. Looks more plum-like.

How do I find a gardener?!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 00:15
Put an ad in your local paper shop. Also ask around. That is everybody you meet who has a garden. Good way to get to know people. The best way is of course to get a dog!

Yellow Pages. Ask anybody with a van advertising garden services.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:26
Because you have sown mono-germ beetroot. Single seeds.

Leek Question

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 15:06
The only time you have to discard leeks is when they produce a hard inner stem some time in the Spring, prior to their going to seed.

my garlic is very small

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 15:03
Snap! I bought garlic from IoW. Planted the biggest cloves, as I always do, and I have been rewarded with my worst harvest ever! Small heads and rust on every plant. The Elephant garlic from the same source has done really well. Onions and shallots (not from IoW) in the same bed have been excellent.

Strange Plants

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 01:19
Is that Orach??

Growing Pak Choi

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:40
Were they perhaps flea beetles? They are a pest on young brassica seedlings.

Heard on radio how old-time growers used to wave a sticky plank above the plants to catch the beetles and then give the plank to chickens for them to eat the beetles!

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