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Latest posts by Welshonion

Dead blades of grass in lawn

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:59
Please tell me why you are watering the lawn. It doesn't need it and it is a waste, waste, waste of water.

If it looks dead and dry, so be it. It will recover as soon as it rains.

Grass seed some growing some not?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:56
Wait until it rains, then stand back or you will be engulfed!


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 01:01
I've used them for years, as they are very local to me, though they are a bit more coastal. I reckon if a crop does well for them it will be fine for me.

I find MoreVeg good too as the packets are of a reasonable size and not expensive.

Peppers/chillies or lack of

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:54
How can the seeds be sterile if they germinated? I agree, the pot on the right certainly looks small.

Picking tomatoes

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:50
They will come away at the first knuckle above the fruit when they are ripe. That is the joy of growing your own - ripe tomatoes.

Fruit trees

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:51
Pinch out the shoots of fig trees every year. Makes lots of new fruit-bearing shoots.

Traditionally the last date to do it is mid-summer's day. 21 June.

Thicker, heartier yews?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:44
Sadly some neighbours are bad neighbours.

Thicker, heartier yews?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:15
Yew is the one evergreen that can be hacked without too much damage. Have you looked at the hedge from his side? Does it impinge on his garden too much?

If the base is sparse perhaps it needs to be cut back on your side too. Yew is very good at growing out of bare wood.

Remember how good a bottle of wine is at soothing animosities!

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 23:35
Forgot to recommend you buy the children magnifying glasses. And perhaps you could buy a bat detector.

Strawberries at Christmas ?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:00
If the plants have been frosted (not absolutely sure that is necessary) and you bring them into the greenhouse they will fruit early, but not I think by Christmas.

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