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Latest posts by Welshonion

wood ash

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:52

As wood-burning stoves light like a dream, why don't you use matches if you are going to stress about firelighters?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:49

We have a special word in Wales to deal with remarks like that.  Twp!

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:07

Reverse flow of water (forceful) and then always ensure there are no bits in the water you put in the can.

Have you tried putting it through the dish-washer?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:02

I never put the stone in the compost heap.  They never rot down, so they go in the waste food bin for the Council to deal with.

Newbie vs Weeds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:55

Anything that is not grass is broadleafed, whatever its shape.  That is how they differentiate them.  Some weedkillers can be used on broadleafed weeds, but will not kill the grass. Some weedkillers will kill everything.

It will say on the label.

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:50

It is a wild geranium/cranesbill.  Seeds everywhere.  A pest.

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:06

Magnolia does not like being pruned and will throw up lots of 'water shoots' if you do.

If anybody is thinking of buying a magnolia, make sure you can put it somewhere where it will not require pruning.

Garlic problems

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:31

If the roots are growing well, sometimes they tend to push the plant up rather than pulling it down.  Was the ground well tilled?


strawberry varieties

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:08

It does not matter if the strawberries are pollinated.  You are going to eat them!

Persimmon fruit

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:03

Israel, Spain, or at least somewhere hot.  They grow on trees.

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