Latest posts by Welshonion

Germination times

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:27
I never leave them until they are 2" long as I would be nervous of damaging them. I transfer them as soon as its obvious they have germinated. About 1/8".


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:23
And the lower the better - or they will dig under it!

help with ID of thisveg/plant

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:05
Have you tasted the leaf?

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:02
I always germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen paper in a closed container at room temperature. 100 percent success with certain seed suppliers.

Examine them every day and as soon as you see the root shoot emerge put the seed gently with tweezers into a pot of compost or a RootTrainer or compost-filled toilet roll and cover lightly with compost.

Re-appearing Potatoes

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:56
Gardening teaches you patience. Just wait.

Block paving - How do I weed it?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:52
Have you tried pouring a kettle of boiling water on the weeds? Very eco-friendly.

New path a lot higher than grass level

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 00:36
It's a bit difficult to see, but is the path well below the damp-proof course? If not you will get bad damp problems in the house. I wonder if the path is too high.

If the path was laid professionally you need to get the people back to relay the path. Then you can get it laid at the correct height.

Newbie & need help with my tree

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 16:16
Am I right in thinking it is an early apple which needs to be eaten straight away and not stored?

If you want to know the variety take an example to an Apple Day next September/October. They are held all over the country where apples are grown and there will be experts on hand.

Pre-soaking Seeds?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:53
I always germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen paper and transfer the seed to a pot of soil as soon as the root emerges. From certain seed companies I have 100 percent success.

Other companies are a dismal failure. I avoid them for all seeds now.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:42
Last year I planted them straight in the garden. No soaking, no starting off in trays. They put on a grand show for me and there they are again for me this year. Do not appear to have suffered any winter damage. They had no special protection.

Anemones planted at the same time are flowering away now and have done for a couple of months. Gladioli Nanus are all up too. They flowered their socks off last year.

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