Latest posts by Welshonion

Can anyone tell me what these are?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:42
If you look at a spud plant you will see that spuds are produced up the stems.

What you have is quite normal if you haven't planted the seed potatoes deep enough or earthed up enough.

If you planted that little potato it would develop into a plant.

It is obviously not correct to say potatoes don't sprout leaves until they are put in the soil, or there would be no point chitting them.

What you have is nothing to do with feminization!!

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:56
Keep the logs by all means, but sycamore gives out little heat when it burns.

I can't think of anything to recommend it dead or alive, though I understand it is nice for wood-turning.

Replacement Tree For Mountain Ash

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:17
Liquidamber or circidefilum.

Apple and Pear Blossom

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:34
I think you should have waited and removed fertilized pears rather than the flowers. Until you see the degree of set there is no method of gauging how much of the blossom will be fertilized.

Next year wait until after the 'June Drop' (can be in July) for the apples. Some trees are biennial and the degree of fertilization varies from year to year too.

Cabbages and Sweetcorn Help?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:29
Sorry, but there is no way the sweetcorn is going to thrive as they are in your photo. They grow tall. They need to be at least 18 inches apart each way. It really isn't a crop for the containers you have.

Can anyone identify this every green please?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:24
Waiting with bated breath for the photo!

Suggestions please!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 00:48
Orchid, because it's very pretty.

The mind boggles

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 00:31
Obelixx, each to their own!! Vive la difference! We prefer to pig out on certain things when they are seasonal and anticipate their arrival for the rest of the time!

Asparagus, french beans, runners, purple sprouting, sprouts, English apples,new potatoes, etc. At this precise moment it is strawberries, redcurrants and gooseberries.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 18:55
It is illegal to put Japanese Knotweed in the green bin. Our local tip won't take ragwort either.

The mind boggles

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 16:42
Doesn't eating seasonally mean trying your best to eat produce IN SEASON?

French beans don't take to freezing very well, anyway.

I try to eat seasonally. No more asparagus until next year. The only major exception I make is frozen peas!

Ironically the best thing we can do for Greece and Tunisia is buy their produce. The fresh stuff arrives by air.

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