Welshonion


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Raised beds and buying worms!

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 01:11

The most recent of our raised beds were lined with damp-proof course plastic.  Seems effective.  Don't line the bases.


We didn't buy worms.  The worms you can buy are not the right sort of worms.  We put all stray earthworms into the beds.

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:01

We have had the rottenest summer you could imagine here in West Wales, but we have despite that had soft fruit and tomatoes ripening in their time.  


Tomatoes that ripen off the plant never develop their true potential flavour.  Discuss!

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 00:19

Odd isn't it; some people seem to think removing leaves is good for the poor old tomato plant.  WHY?


No other plant gets this brutal treatment.  If the leaves are green, the plant still needs them.

Leather Jackets

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:11

It really is important to keep waterbutts closely covered at all times otherwise they are a breeding-ground for all sorts of nasties.


Often the real damage to lawns is done by the rooks and starlings digging up the leatherjackets.

Issue with my tomatoes

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 17:14

Start by removing all the dead branches.  There are a lot there.  

Issue with my tomatoes

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 00:07

Looks like a bit of blight there.  It's getting a bit late now to be encouraging more flowers and fruit.  Usually at this time of year, August, I remove the flowers as they won't make it to maturity.

Spoilt flowers petals on white hydrangea heads.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 00:00

All white blooms look tatty very quickly.  Just think of white buddlia for example.

How to use my kitchen food waste

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 14:39

Does your Council collect Food Waste or does it all go in the general waste to land-fill?


No, you cannot put compost ingredients straight on plants.  It will smell and attract flies.  Better to send it away and buy council compost if they do it.  Or set up a wormery.  You can do that on a balcony.

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 14:31

Yes.

Dry as paper

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 14:27

We all live and learn.

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