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Latest posts by Welshonion

irrigation question

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:46
Are you in the USA? If you are using the well for human irrigation, that must be your first priority. We are in the UK, we rarely run out of water.

ants under huge pots

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:43
Nutcutlet, where did I suggest putting boiling water ON the plant. I'm sure Heather is intelligent enough to pour it at the base of the immovable pots. It is an organic method; no chemicals involved.


Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:30
When the male flowers and the female flowers are in sync and the insects do their work you will be inundated with courgettes.

ants under huge pots

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:27
If you pour boiling water from a kettle on the ant's nest you will kill it.

Plant Identification (again, sorry!)

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:46
You should be able to move it in the autumn, certainly not at this time of year.

Lawn on old Patio

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:45
Even if you add 12inches of topsoil the area will dry out quickly and you will be dis-satisfied with your lawn every time it dries out and looks dead.

If you are not happy with the height of the paving you will be doubly unhappy if it's inches higher.

You could take up the paving and replace it with slate chippings or gravel or nicer paving.

Talkback: Harvesting garlic

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:38
There is absolutely no need to put garlic in the freezer. I was a bit surprised to read that, as I'd never heard of anybody putting it in the freezer before. I keep mine in a cool place, but not necessarily a dark one.

Depending on the variety it might be possible to keep it until you start using 'green garlic' next year.

seriouse ivy problem!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:33
Dried ivy stems are excellent for lighting fires.

Tips for using a propagator

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:30
Lettuce certainly don't need any protection at this time of year. Take the lettuces out of the propagator as soon as you can and get them outside.

You could use your propagator for cuttings.


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:12
Lou, that is very interesting as I feel exactly the opposite. After a trip to Sydney last year I vowed never to grow as house-plants the wonderful variety of plants that grow in the gardens in such profusion!

It is just not worth the effort to nurture poor specimens of plants that tumble over fences, and shade houses, everywhere.

I was especially interested to see how close some trees are planted to houses in Sydney when we are so obsessed with roots in the UK.

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