Latest posts by Welshonion

Recycling Bin

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 16:59
Depends what you mean by recycling. With our council it is household rubbish that can be recycled - plastic bottles, newspapers, tins, clean plastic food containers, cardboard, etc. Bottles have to go in the bottle bank. Then there is the waste food bin for, er, waste food. Then there is garden refuse collection for which you pay extra which, I think operates for 10 months of the year. Then there is landfill rubbish.


I do know that Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort are not acceptable in any bin or at any Civic Amenity sites, aka The Tip. If you can get it to The Tip they take trees, branches, leaves, grass cuttings, etc. in my County. Look on your Council website, they all vary.

Problem with a clivia

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:16
When you say 'a damper place' are you keeping it as a house plant?

tree shaker tool survey need help

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:33
Joe, you are so right!

I understand tree shakers are used in commercial orchards, fixed to a tractor. I hardly think it is a suitable or necessary tool for an amateur gardener.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:44
It is not for the police to ask why the dogs have not been put down. That is a question for the court, if it gets that far.

Your friend is correct to say she is taking advice from a solicitor and if she wants to take it further the woman who was bitten would be well advised to use a solicitor too. It is very serious to expect someone to put down a dog. Was the bite serious? Did it involve A&E and stitches? Has she been off work with it? Has she explained why she was on private property in the first place?


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 23:40
It is really good to add paper and cardboard to the compost. There must be a balance of green - vegetable waste and small amounts of grass clippings - and brown - cardboard and paper.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:28
The compost may be too hot, or too wet.

Brussel Sprout growing

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:14
It is important to plant them in firm ground as well as planting them firmly. Do not dig the ground or dig in manure before you plant them. You can still eat blown sprouts, just a different vegetable!

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:58
Consult Sarah Raven's cut flower book if you can find it in the library because quite a lot of the flowers mentioned need conditioning before arranging or they drop immediately. Some need their stems singed.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:50
General consensus seems to be - weed!

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:10
I don't think you have offended anybody. We are all entitled to have differing views on any subject under the sun. We should also not take too much notice of people who offend us. Life is too short, and this thread will in due course reach the bottom of the page and be lost to constant view.

I love dogs - there has always been a dog or dogs in my life. They are in the main happy animals which greet their owners with metaphorical smiles every morning. But sometimes things go wrong.

Cangrandmafixitt came on the forum because she was distressed on behalf of her friend and wanted advice. It doesn't help to be told dogs should be on the lead at all times. You can't wind the clock back, unfortunately.

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