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Latest posts by Welshonion

Chelsea 'Bud' Show?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:29

Artjak, do you imagine the growers are just going to go into the garden and find everything at the peak of perfection?

The plants will have been controlled indoors to the maximum degree for months, no doubt.

Can anybody name this?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:09

'Fraid it's not an orchid.  More like a violet, but difficult to tell.

growing onions and sets

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 12:44

Surely that is how they grow?  Or have I misunderstood.  The new growth and ultimately the new onion will use up the set you planted.


All sort of bugs in the soil

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 00:27

How do you know they were nasties?  The rule of thumb I follow is if they move fast they are goodies.  If they move slowly they are baddies.

Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:12

You could also eat garlic!!

EU proposes ban on traditional seed

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:18

Well of course the big companies that already control over 80 percent of seed sales want to control the rest.  Anybody surprised?

We will be able to collect seeds from plants that are grown from open-pollinated plants, but we won't be able to save seeds from hybrid plants.  Take a look through your catalogues and see how many of the seeds are hybrids.

Encouraging bats in our gardens

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:58

Saw pips flasing past the window yesterday evening as they left the roost under the fascia boards.  They are about!  The earliest I have seen them was on a February evening a couple of years ago.  But not this year.


Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:36

Have to say there are hundreds of different daffodils.  Look on the web, or better still visit a National Collection.  Take a good picture then you can continue your research after the bloom has disappeared.

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:34

Think twice and then think three times before you introduce such an invasive plant into your garden.  Yes, they are pretty and cheerful but they spread, but at least they are a discreet weed for most of the year.

If you are hell-bent on acquiring some, just ask about and someone will give you some, and good riddance.

tree fern

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 12:28

GillyL, are you saying it has been in an old oak barrel for 10 years and you haven't given it anything to eat?  No wonder it is fading before your eyes.

Do not now go to the other extreme and over-feed it.  Do it correctly and regularly.

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