Welshonion


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Composting

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:29
Come, come, since when can trees foretell the winter weather?? Well, they got it wrong this winter. Loads of berries and few winter migrants to eat them.

Composting

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:11
Hostafan, perhaps they have a pancake shop!

It is interesting to see the rubbish some journalists write too. I remember a classic when someone wondered why their apple tree had suddenly produced lots of apples. The answer was that it was a reaction to the current drought/fine weather. Poppycock! It was because the weather had been just right the year before and the year before that!

J Parkers let down

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:04
Please will someone tell me why people go on buying plants from this company. Doesn't anybody read the reviews on here and evaluate whether the risk is greater than the benefit? Yes, some people say they are reliable. Many, many more say they're not.

Screening between gardens

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:00
Yew. Lovely plant. Very manageable, Fastish growing. Evergreen.

Composting

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 00:23
greenfingers steve, your information about orange peels is just rubbish, or should that be compost. And since when is adding banana skins likely to add much to the chemical profile of your compost?

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:51
You only have to watch TV adverts in the Summer to see how much the gardening chemical companies spend. TV companies are never going to bite the hand that feeds them.

What do we do about the badger?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:45
Sorry Mark, you're mistaken. If a badger comes upon a hedgehog, it will kill it, just as they destroy bumble bee and wasps nests. They are omnivores.

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:58
There are a few seeds that are routinely dressed. It will state that on the packet. Most agricultural seeds are dressed, but you are unlikely to be buying 25kg of seeds at a time!

Home made slow release fertilizer

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:47
Tomato fertilizer is really suitable for fruiting plants like tomato, cucumber etc. It is not designed for any old plant, That is just wasteful, though I use it double-diluted for house plants.

I assume you are feeding plants in pots,and baskets not in the open ground.

Cloches

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 01:04
Look for lengths of corrugated plastic and add your own wires to hold it in place. They last for years.

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