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Latest posts by Welshonion

Badly behaved cut flowers

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 23:55

It smells OK in the garden, it's when you bring it in the house it smells of cat pee!!

Wavy Hedge

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:36

When you trim it make sure you use a line and several posts, pulled taut.  It looks as though it has been trimmed to a line which was only fixed at the two ends.

It will then grow to fill the middle bit where it has been over-trimmed.

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:30

Well, if he refuses to do anything about it that's just hard luck, as it was there before you moved in.  But you can of course trim back anything on your side of the fence, but only back to the fence-line.

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:24

Clueless Gardener, John Innes is a recipe, not a brand.  It could be made by just anybody and is no guarantee of good quality.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 01:39

Archipem, you seem very relaxed about your rats.  They all carry leptospirosis aka Weils Disease, so do take care when handling your compost.


Unwelcome rabbits

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 19:00

Bit early for Easter Bunnies!

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:29

It looks as though the branches on the right will flower this year.  The green branches on the left will flower in 2015.

You can cut out the flowered branches AFTER they have flowered.  In an ideal world one third of the branches that have flowered should be cut out each year to keep new branches coming.  But do not cut out branches without flowers or you are removing the next year's flowers.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:45

David Matthews, the garden centre in Newcastle-Emlyn has up to 90 varieties on offer every year.  How could you have missed that?

You can buy potatoes of most of the varieties individually, so you can buy, say, six of lots of varieties.  And there will be knowledgeable advice on hand. 

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:13

To be honest the sound of wind chimes is not pleasanter than any sound.  They are an abomination.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 00:25

Never grow any potatoes which are easy to buy in the supermarket.  Grow something new to you each year.  Enjoy, there's nothing like the first freshly dug new potatoes.

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