Welshonion


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Japanese Knotweed or Not

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 15:42

Don't let it seed as it will throw them all over the place.

Black Russian Tomatoes

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 00:53

They have a wonderful flavour, but I won't grow them again because they rot before they are ripe all over.  Such a shame.

Wild orchids

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 16:45

Apparently the only people that are allowed to destroy orchids on road-side banks, roundabouts and verges are the Council mowers.  They seem to be above the law!!  Orchids are protected for everybody else.

What pipe to use for raised bed hoop house/tunnel/netting frame, (etc)?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 16:34

All agricultural merchants, plumbing suppliers, building material suppliers, etc, etc sell blue water pipe.   It can be used above ground or underground.  It is easy to cut with a hack-saw.


Try not to over-think the problem.  It will be plenty bendy.  And it will outlast you unless you are a very, very young person. 

Last edited: 10 August 2016 16:38:49

Potatoes advice

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 16:26

Yes you can safely leave them in the soil, but the slugs may get them.  Just make sure they are fully covered by soil.

Disposing of Slugs

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:59

I agree with B3 chop them in half with scissors and leave them where they fall.  What a waste of energy to bag them up.  Why??

Rose Being Eaten

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:52

Also leaf-cutter bee??

Scared of disease pest! How to prevent?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 15:28

You can wash the things you want to eat raw in baby bottle sterilizer.  Anything you boil will be safe.  Wash your hands well and wear gloves.

Small tumbler composter

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:55

Not recommended as far as I have observed.

Tomatoe plant broke

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 15:07

Sellotape is really useful to bind a break up.  So long as water and nutrients can pass up the stem it will survive.

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