Latest posts by Welshonion

Exotic fruit to grow in greenhouse?

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 00:29

Could you define what you mean by exotic?

Is my fig happy

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 12:28

What exactly was the growth you were expecting in one month?  By the look of your photo it has competition from other plants.

One thing you will learn with gardening is patience!

A different Fig tree

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:28

If you go to the RHS garden at Wisley they have many varieties of fig in pots; and doing fine.  They get two crops a year as you would expect.

A fig is ready when it goes all squidgy and bends down at the neck.  Additionally the skin will burst and the fruit will be irresistible to birds and wasps.

Just keep moving your fig into a bigger pot.

Rainwater irrigation with solar and battery powered pumps

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:22

We collect rainwater and siphon it to a tank where we dip watering cans as required.  No mechanical parts to go wrong! There is very little in the garden which gets watered, and certainly not with tap water.

Seedy, tiny strawberries!

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:22

Yes, but what is the flavour like?  You have an alpine variety there.  The strawberries will never be bigger.

My advice is to position those plants all round the garden as a nice surprise as you wander about and buy some named varieties from a catalogue or trusted source.

Plum tree bough split

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:15

Should you have thinned the fruit to prevent the bough splitting?

Help .. need a plant for privacy

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:11

Net curtains.  Or position yourself in the bay window and stare back.  That usually puts people off.

Pink Fir Apples

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 01:19

I would, they are very susceptible.

English Oak

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 18:43

If you want to see wind-bent oaks, just look next time you visit the coast.


Posted: 17/08/2017 at 18:41

Kathleen, regard the nasturtiums as a 'sacrifice' plant. the caterpillars aren't on your cabbages.  Squish the eggs on the underside of the leaves, and if you get there too late, squish the caterpillars.

Be brave, a lot of gardening is disgusting!

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