Latest posts by Welshonion

What's best for a thick fast hedge

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:28
Do not plant anything evergreen close to your house; it will depress you.

Beech is good as it keeps its dead leaves through the Winter but bursts forth with new leaves in the Spring.

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:51
Have the ancient apple trees got Tree Preservation Orders on them?

Egg dilemma?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:59
Fresh eggs keep for a minimum of three weeks. They can be frozen in convenient lots, but label them with the number or volume.

Of course chickens are cannibals! They are omnivores and bullies, sometimes, and will peck a fellow chicken to death if they perceive it is a weakling.

Why don't you hard boil them and pickle them. What a tasty treat.

I certainly would not add raw egg to a worm colony. Not sure why, but I wouldn't.

Just read the OP; you only have 10 to deal with. Hardly a problem. Custard or scrambled eggs for lunch.

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:51
Tootles says the building is already listed.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 00:52
Are they sold for planting or for cooking? If they are sold for cooking they may not shoot if they have been sprayed with a shoot retardant.

What would you do?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:51
You buy it as a plant. It gets pruned down to the ground in Spring and then you get a display of stems of new growth in the Winter. Choose a variety that will give you a good colour, like Edd's example above. They look especially striking in the sun.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 18:36
Thanks, Edd. Happy Christmas to you and your worms.


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 23:32
Loads of butterflies hibernating in the house this year. I've put them in the porch where it's cooler, but frost-free.

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 16:50
They sell those in the supermarket now labelled baby potatoes!

How do I get a Tree Preservation Removed?

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:22
Even if it is just scruffy woodland, you will have to apply for planning permission to turn it into a garden, I would imagine. Just like people who extend their gardens into agricultural land in all innocence and are then surprised when they have to return it to agricultural land when the Council catches up with them.

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