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Latest posts by Welshonion

rhubarb gel

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:12
Too late to eat rhubarb now. Stop cropping at approx. end July.

Daffodil Bulbs

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 19:47
Were you meaning to keep the bulbs until next Spring/early Summer before you bringing them into the light? If the temperature is right they will start growing as soon as they are in the soil. They will be very unhappy plants if you leave them in the dark too long. All yellow and weak.

They are very hardy so you can plant them in pots in succession and bring them into flower in succession. Flowering time depends on the variety. The information is in the catalogues or on-line.They will flower quite happily in the snow. But they need planting now.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 00:24
A bed 16 ft long is fine. Anything over 4 ft wide is difficult because you will be tempted to walk on the soil, and that is not good, as the whole point of a raised bed is that you work it from the sides. Most people can reach 2 ft easily but not much more.

If you want to work the bed while balancing on 2x4 that is entirely up to you. At my age it's not an option!

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:22
Edd with your calculations you have given a raised bed width of 16 ft. No raised bed should be wider than 4 ft or you will have to climb on it to cultivate! The whole point of a raised bed is you never compact it by walking on it.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:14
None of my raised beds are that deep (3 foot); more like 18 inches maximum.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:27
Cut and paste, if that is acceptable to Berghill.

Paper white narcissi

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:51
Lack of water or too hot.

Cobnut trees

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:50
The hazel family are not happy in containers. The contorted hazel which is grafted is an exception.

Tree identification

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:48

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:18
Don't worry, find a good place for it where you don't have to move it and it will reward you. Mine is amazing at the moment.

If you want to re-pot it do it when it isn't flowering.

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