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Latest posts by Welshonion

Trees from seed

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 10:32
Have the seeds germinated? If they have, how tall are they? If they are still small, I wouldn't bury them in so much mulch.

If they haven't I wouldn't expect the tiny plants to struggle up through 6 inches of mulch. Yes, you can use leaves as a mulch, but don't bury the plants; they should be hardy.

Dealing with crab grass

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 10:27
You seem to have a good crop of clover there too. If you have killed the clumps of grass, they will be removed/cut off when you cut the lawn.

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 00:23
A perching place, what's the point of that when you can plant something which will be of use to bees, or other insects or provide food for birds? For instance a wild cherry, rather than an ornamental cherry would be suitable. Elderberry would be suitable too.

Alders are pretty big trees. Have you thought of trained fruit trees along your fences?

I think you need to do some more research, and certainly ignore any tree that will grow to 10 metres!

Quince Quandry

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 00:08
Have you thought of selling them to your greengrocer or local deli?

Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 00:04
If it was verbal and you paid cash I think you will have to accept that it is up to the contractor whether he responds or not.

Write to him by all means, but you may have to put it down to experience and try to cut and remove the root yourself. You wanted it off the books (and presumably a 'special' price), so I'm not surprised you are getting the run around if there is more work to be done.

Electricity Pole

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:47
Have you asked the electric company if they will move the pole? They will charge, but it is an option. Do they pay you a Wayleave for the pole?

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:44
The Prunus that is pictured will be of no use to wildlife.

Garden full of rubble and weeds - can we go grow veg?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:39
Vegetables can go in raised beds, then they will mostly be above the rubble.


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:37
You don't say the size of the lawn, but ??240.00 for three visits seems rather expensive.

Advice needed

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 16:19
Aren't you allowed to leave unharvested crops in the soil until they are ready?

But, yes, you can harvest them now. When you dig the potatoes leave them on the soil for the skins to dry out and 'set' before you store them. The leeks will be fine to eat, just a bit small.

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