Welshonion


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Flowering hedge - what to plant?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:11
You may be better off asking the farmer to put a wire along the bank to stop the cows grazing the grass/shrubs or worse, using the wall as a scratching place. They can destroy a bank in no time.

They will also pull out small newly planted trees or shrubs. Ensure you don't plant anything toxic to cows - few plants are, but rhodies are.

If the farmer won't co-operate put up your own wire. They will respect it if they think it is electrified.

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 01:03
Not allowed to do it after end of March. Or before the end of July to allow the birds to nest. I'd rather they did it now than in the Autumn when they cut off all the winter food for the birds.

One good result of 'Austerity' is that they only cut the banks once this year.

Organic farmers are only allowed to cut the hedges once every two years.

Butterfly Release

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:08
I've just let the first butterfly out of the house into the sunshine. The first of many that have over-wintered in the house.

buying online - recommendations?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 01:02
I've used Peter Nyssen for ten's of years. Their catalogue is online.

J Parkers

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 00:59
Beware Hayloft too.

Septic Tank Drain Field

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 00:55
Make sure that your water bill reflects the fact you are not discharging water to the sewer.

Just be careful what you put down it or you kill the bacteria. Read the labels on any chemicals.

plum tree

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 17:33
Don't know where you are, but I've seen bumble bees around in West Wales; especially when the sun is out.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 00:24
Trouble is they would just look wrong in Summer.

gardener

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 00:15
Ask at your local garden centre, they usually have cards from people. But this is the time of year when anybody good is booked up. Is there a noticeboard in the supermarket?

If people don't get back to you it usually means they can't do it, but don't like to say so. Ditto people who give sky-high quotes.

Look in the newsagent's, there are usually cards there. Put up your own card, requesting someone.

welsh gardener

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 15:07
Yes, put them somewhere warmer, as Lyn suggests. Perhaps in a propagator if you have one. They must be protected from very low temperatures or they will rot.

There is plenty of time for more seeds. Why not try some small tomatoes, they have good flavour.

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