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Latest posts by Welshonion

Advice about magnolias needed.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 00:54

Magnolias react to pruning by producing lots of unproductive 'water shoots.'

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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 00:51

Dog's Mercury.  A weed.

Pollinator Suggestions Please...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:37

I think with that lot the bees/ pollinators will beat a path to your trees.

Pollination of fruit trees depends on having compatible trees of the same sort nearby.  They are probably there already on other plots or in nearby gardens.

how do I protect my peaches from scavengers?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:32

You can place a paper bag around a peach until it is ripe.  May look unsightly for a few weeks but the alternative is to buy peaches!

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 01:41

Star gaze lily,one type of recycled beer is beer that has passed through a human before being applied to whatever - compost heap being a good destination!

It may also be obtained from a generous landlord in a pub.



Growing a Japanese cherry tree in a large pot:?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 01:29

Not really suitable, they grow very tall.  The proportions would be all wrong.

Fan trained Fig

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:03

Have you got the wires in place for the training?  

Do not hack it down just yet.  Let it establish first.

I am going to start a society against the cruelty that is perpetrated on fig trees! 

Raspberries in a greenhouse?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:00

A lot of commercial raspberries are grown in polytunnels but I think they would be a waste  of space in a greenhouse when they grow well outside.

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:53

It only smells of cat wee when you bring the branches of flowers into the house, otherwise it smells OK.

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 00:35

I love optimistic people!  Where would we be without them!

Rats especially like compost heaps in the winter.  Often they move out in the spring.

I do hope nobody is putting bread or fat in a compost heap in the first place, but rats will live on uncooked vegetables too.  They're partial to a carrot etc, etc.

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