Welshonion


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growing onions

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:11
Red onions, I find, are particular susceptible to going to seed (bolting). It usually means the onions have been subject to some sort of stress. Usually lack of water at some time.

Cut off the flower stalk and leave them to continue growing, but use those onions first as they will not store.

As soon as your onions are a usable size, use them straight from the garden. Green leaves and all.

Clear white grub / bug

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:40
Nematodes.

Securing an unstable dry stone wall?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 00:55
Right on, Dove!

It is the farmer's responsibility to keep his cattle away from the wall.

How to rid a pesky plant

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:19
Or put the leaves in a bean trench or in the compost heap or down the potato rows. Valuable plant!

New RHS member

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:07
Don't think so as the Garden Centre is open to the public. The major perk is the gardens; they are wonderful. Allow a full day there and there are things of interest in every season. And you get a good magazine which deals with specific plants and vegetables in depth.

We're a long way from Wisley but my son lives comparatively near so I always try to go when I can.

droopy rhododendron

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 00:25
They are very shallow rooting and thirsty plants.

comfrey in newly seeded lawn

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 00:24
Continually mowing it will deal with it.

Primrose leaves

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:11
But do remember that plants have as many leaves as they need. You are doing the plant no favours if you cut off their leaves.

By all means split up the clumps. Water them well until they are established when you replant.

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:37
They are all over my chive plants at the moment.

Aquatic plants for fishing lake

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:35
Do check out all the above plants before you let them loose in a lake. Several of them are thugs and will spread. Some of them are lovely, though.

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