Latest posts by Welshonion

blackberries blackberries everywhere

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 01:09
Digging out is the best and most satisfying method. Burn the roots. The growth that comes through from the minor roots that are left behind will be weak and easy to remove.

I don't think a stump grinder is the right way to go; they aren't that kind of roots.

What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:03
Oh good, you're one of us! But you're right, commercial catering is more likely to make you ill than home cooking.

What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:07
Oh dear, Blue Onion do you find any establishment that lives up to your high standards?

Talkback: Which plants are poisonous to dogs?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:38
Monkshood is poisonous to humans too so I am a bit surprised anybody would grow it without knowing that.

And it's quite normal to cut out the stamens of lilies because they stain clothes and furnishings so easily.

But frankly there are so many poisonous plants which we grow and no one gives them a second thought.

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:31
OK, here's a good example of customer service.

Last week I emailed Unwins because the seed packet I opened and sowed only had 16 seeds instead of the stated average 50. I had a prompt answer and we have exchanged correspondence and within a week I have Garden Vouchers for three pounds and a free packet of seed.

I will use Unwins seeds again. Incidentally all 16 of the seeds germinated.

PS. I never use T&M if I can help it. They seem to be their own worst enemy.

Red mulch fabric for strawberries

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:23
Yes, but how are you going to know whether the taste and yield are better than they might have been if you had used black mulch fabric, straw, or no mulch?

What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:19
For Heaven's Sake! It looks like one of the spinach family. Tear off the useful leaves and cook them up. It was after all in a polytunnel.

Some people on this board are like the kitchen staff who wouldn't let the children eat the produce from the school garden because it hadn't come from the usual firm that supplied the kitchen.

Or the care home staff who banned home-made birthday cakes because they hadn't come from a shop.

Red mulch fabric for strawberries

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:07
How are you going to know, unless you do a proper trial with side-by-side plants?


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:52
At the beginning of the season they may produce male flowers. They will soon grow out of it and with 4 plants you will have more than enough cucumbers.

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:49
No, do as Dove suggests and cease taking it at the end of June so that the plant can build itself up for next year.

The stems are not poisonous, but the leaves are.

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