Welshonion


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Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:15

Yes, I noticed that when I was in Sydney earlier this year.  Every house had trees for shade planted right up against the house.  I think the drains are more vulnerable than the foundations. And many roads had trees planted along them for shade too .

But it is best practice not to plant nearer the house than the eventual height of the mature tree.

Bird food

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:34

Often if you buy poor quality mixed seed - I found an Aldi variety was a false economy - the birds waste a lot because they won't eat some of the grain.

So, feed good quality seeds, geared to the kinds of birds you have and feed less of it.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:37

Moles are solitary animals, except when they get together in Spring.  It will be one mole at this time of year.  The splits indicate lack of water or as others have suggested the turves were not packed tightly enough.  The Autumn rains will sort the lawn out for you, but not the mole.

Does anyone know of a propagation year planner pls?

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:33

I would also recommend you design your own.  Gear it towards the plants in your garden by using a book, or looking them up on the internet.

Anything you download will have very many plants you don't grow.  You can also devise a separate one for sowing vegetable seeds.

I use the Which? Book of propogation which I picked up in a charity shop many years ago.

Cemetery Planting

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:27

Had you thought of Primroses, because they have usually died down before the grass-cutting season starts.  Perhaps a clump of snowdrops, because they give promise of Spring.

Red pepper problem.

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 00:26

But Elizabeth has a conservatory; I wouldn't give up on them yet, they may go through the winter.  The plant look healthy.

Can you tell me what this is?

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 00:22

It may smell of lemon, but it doesn't taste of it.  But then smell is a great part of taste.

Rat In The Compost Bin

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 00:19

Lucky star gaze lily.

Not so lucky Highland jeannie.  You'll need stronger wire than chicken wire.  Weldmesh would be better, with small holes.  Just place the compost bin on it.  The rats usually move in from the fields about this time of year.  They are rarely solitary!

Borrow a Jack Russell or similar terrier.

A Feast For Crows

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 20:17

Are they eating the potatoes or are they after worms and insects?  If there are a lot of them they are probably rooks.

Apple picking and storing

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 20:15

Do not attempt to store windfall apples because they will have been bruised and they will go rotten and infect all the others.

Use them up, process in some way or freeze.

If you want to store apples they must be unblemished and picked from the tree.

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