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Latest posts by Welshonion

Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:23

I saw the stumpery at Highgrove, and it was just that - stumps.

It was where a large tree had been cut off low plus the large roots.  There was a whole pile of them, and pretty ugly they were.  Black.  Admittedly the whole thing was softened by ferns but it was something that did not appeal. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:15

Well, it certainly is suitable for seedlings.  Unfortunately they seem to be the wrong sort!  There are tomato plants in there and peppers.

wood ash

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:52

As wood-burning stoves light like a dream, why don't you use matches if you are going to stress about firelighters?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:49

We have a special word in Wales to deal with remarks like that.  Twp!

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:07

Reverse flow of water (forceful) and then always ensure there are no bits in the water you put in the can.

Have you tried putting it through the dish-washer?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:02

I never put the stone in the compost heap.  They never rot down, so they go in the waste food bin for the Council to deal with.

Newbie vs Weeds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:55

Anything that is not grass is broadleafed, whatever its shape.  That is how they differentiate them.  Some weedkillers can be used on broadleafed weeds, but will not kill the grass. Some weedkillers will kill everything.

It will say on the label.

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:50

It is a wild geranium/cranesbill.  Seeds everywhere.  A pest.

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:06

Magnolia does not like being pruned and will throw up lots of 'water shoots' if you do.

If anybody is thinking of buying a magnolia, make sure you can put it somewhere where it will not require pruning.

Garlic problems

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:31

If the roots are growing well, sometimes they tend to push the plant up rather than pulling it down.  Was the ground well tilled?


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